This does NOT make ANY sense. This is the first real sentence in the Mueller report. What that “[a]t” denotes is that the original document, viz. 28 C.F.R. § 600.8(c) said “t” rather than “at“. That seemed very strange to me. We are talking about an official U.S. government document that had to have been vetted and approved by many — quite a few of them extremely pedantic lawyers.
So, I went looking for the original. Well, you can see for yourself. It says “At” not just “t”. Also it includes “Special Counsel” at the end. The Mueller Report indicates that that too was missing n the original. So, what gives?
Yes, it is possible that 28 C.F.R. § 600.8(c) was updated AFTER the report came out and folks at the DOJ realized the typos. Unlikely.
Was it possible that Mueller was working with an OLD copy?
I haven’t heard anybody mention this, but it does NOT make sense to I.