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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.
- The 31-page executive summary of the 9/11 commission report was also given by the commission members themselves.
Worth noting: House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler described the length of the Mueller report as less than 1,000 pages to reporters on Wednesday.