Early on Friday, it was announced that a “1,000 Page Report” on the alleged politicisation of the FBI and the Justice Department would be released by the House Judiciary Committee’s Republican minority. The length was emphasised in both the group’s press statement and tweet, highlighting the weight that 1,000 pages of material would undoubtedly have.
There is only one issue with this statement: the report’s actual length was under 50 pages. Letters from the committee’s minority members to various individuals made up the majority of the remaining text. In reality, there were more than 1,000 pages of content—mostly those letters—that wasn’t the report itself.
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Pages that included nothing but signatures on letters were also included: There were more than seven times as many of these pages as there were pages in the report.
The report begins in the usual manner. three pages of the executive summary, plus a cover page. Then a peculiar but important page urging potential informants to contact the committee appeared. The report itself, which documents claimed internal Justice Department complaints about the department’s culture, is followed by 43 pages.
The bulk of the document ends there. An eight-page appendix titled “Attacks on Pro-Life Facilities” is what comes next, with the majority of these instances being vandalism. The remainder of the document is composed of dozens of letters, with a nine-page appendix acting as a subindex.
Be aware that 725 of the 1,050 total pages of letters contain dozens of copies of the same two letters. One focuses on a public letter signed by retired intelligence officers in October 2020 that casts doubt on the veracity of a Hunter Biden story published by the New York Post in that same month.
It seems that the Judiciary Republicans wrote to each signatory individually. The second of the two letters, which was distributed to numerous U.S. attorneys, focused on the notion that the Justice Department had deliberately targeted school parents as violent threats, which was common in right media last year. It did not.
Of course, this is an intentional ploy. The purported length of the document was included in the article headlines of conservative media outlets like the Daily Caller (“‘Rotted At Its Core’: House Judiciary GOP Releases Massive 1,000-Page Report On Alleged FBI Misconduct”) and Fox News (“House Republicans release 1,000-page report alleging politicisation in the FBI, DOJ”).
It is assumed that the Judiciary Republicans have either 1,000 pages of analysis to share with the nation or, at the very least, 1,000 pages of supporting documentation for their allegations. They have maybe a dozen at most.
Donald Trump favoured using this trick. For instance, he spoke with Leslie Stahl of CBS News just prior to the 2020 election. His team gave Stahl a hefty binder that they said had an explanation of his healthcare strategy at the conclusion of the interview.
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The goal was to make it appear as though there was some weight there. to substitute physical size for importance. Obviously, it worked a little bit better on television than it did as a downloadable PDF, but the Judiciary Republicans’ iteration of the ruse at least succeeded in confusing their sympathizers in the conservative media.
One more item of information. Picking at random, we can count that the signature of Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) appears on 173 pages alongside those of his colleagues. In other words, Chip Roy’s signature appears on four times as many pages as there are in the report itself.
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