The Mueller Report Redactions, Explained in 4 Charts
Betond the fine print.
he report from FBI special counsel Robert Mueller was released to the public Thursday — and, as expected, large chunks of his findings are redacted.
In theory, the government has to release as much as it possibly can. But as former White House lawyer Andy Wright told Vox’s Alex Ward, “A redaction is sort of a compromise between withholding a document entirely versus releasing the full document.” For what it’s worth, Attorney General William Barr said the White House did not play a part in the redaction process — and that instead, it was DOJ lawyers, Mueller’s team, and members of the intelligence community.
So what was redacted?
We can’t see behind the black bars. But we can learn some things from where they’re placed — and how many there are.
The most redacted sections were on Russia’s hacking and election interference