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Robert Mueller. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Special counsel Robert Mueller's report is more than 300 pages long, according to U.S. officials with knowledge on the issue, the New York Times first reported and CNN later confirmed.

The big picture: With that length, the Mueller report would follow the playbook of Ken Starr's 445-page report on former President Bill Clinton and the 567-page commission report on the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. But there are key differences in the structure of the reports — namely, their summaries.

There was no succinct, 4-page summary of the Starr report given by a serving attorney general, since it was directly released to Congress (and then the public) via the Ethics in Government Act — which expired the following year. Now, the rules for special prosecutors are different.

Worth noting: House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler described the length of the Mueller report as less than 1,000 pages to reporters on Wednesday.

Go deeper: Attorney General William Barr's summary of the Mueller report

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AOC and Ilhan Omar want to block Biden’s former chief of staff

Reps. Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are boosting a petition against Joe Biden nominating his former chief of staff to a new role in his administration, calling Bruce Reed a "deficit hawk” and criticizing his past support for Social Security and Medicare cuts.

Why it matters: Progressives are mounting their pressure campaign after the president-elect did not include any of their favored candidates in his first slate of Cabinet nominees, and they are serious about installing some of their allies, blocking anyone who doesn't pass their smell test — and making noise if they are not heard.

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Axios Re:Cap talks with the turkey giant's CEO Jay Jandrain about what people are buying, what they're asking the "Turkey Talkline" and what the pandemic has meant for his business.

Biden introduces top national security team

President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke Tuesday at an event introducing the incoming administration's top national security officials, where he told the story of his stepfather being the only one of 900 children at his school in Poland to survive the Holocaust.

What they're saying: "At the end of the war, he made a break from a death march into the woods in Bavaria. From his hiding place, he heard a deep rumbling sound. It was a tank. But instead of the iron cross, he saw painted on its side a five pointed white star," Blinken said.

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