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What percentage of the Mueller report will be unredacted in its initial release by Barr's Department of Justice?
News reports indicate that a version of Robert Mueller's report is expected to be made public by the DOJ on Thursday April 18. It is expected to come with significant redactions.
What percentage of the report will be unredacted?
This is difficult to make precise, as there would have to be an agreed-upon measure of redaction (letters? words? fractions of pages?), some of which would require observation of the redacted text to be completely accurate.
So we will operationalize this by relying on the first stories in major newspapers after the release that cite an approximate percentage of redaction.
If any of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, or the Washington Post publish a post-release article that includes a percentage estimate of redaction (or non-redaction), the estimate from the first qualifying article will be used as the answer. If more than one of those publications publishes such an article on the same day, the number will be chosen with precedence as follows: NYT > WSJ > WP. If no such article appears within a week of the report's release, then the question will resolve as ambiguous.
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