Released Mueller Report Includes 855 Separate Redactions, From Footnotes To Full Pages

The version of the Mueller Report released this morning contains 855 separate redactions, the bulk of which appear in the section devoted to the Russian government’s actions to influence the 2016 election for the benefit of Donald Trump.

The redactions were made by Attorney General William Barr in the weeks after Special Counsel Robert Mueller provided him with the 448-page report on March 22.

The redactions range from single words and footnotes being blacked out to entire pages of the report being shielded. Of the total redactions, 730 appear in the report's section examining Russian intereference in the last presidential election (and contacts between "the Russian government and individuals associated with the Trump Campaign").

Barr’s redactions cover four categories:

* Material gathered via grand jury proceedings

* Information that, if disclosed, could reveal sources and methods used by intelligence agencies in the U.S. and abroad

* Details that could affect ongoing criminal investigations

* Information that could infringe on the privacy rights of peripheral, third-party individuals somehow involved in the Mueller investigation