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Director Mueller Continues His Service

Director Mueller was sworn in yesterday by Attorney General Eric Holder following legislation to extend by two years his tenure as head of the FBI.

Director Mueller Continues His Service

Robert S. Mueller 250Director Mueller was sworn in on August 3, 2011 by Attorney General Eric Holder following legislation to extend by two years his tenure as head of the FBI. In 1976, Congress enacted a law limiting the FBI Director to a single term of no longer than 10 years. In May, President Obama asked Mueller, whose 10-year term was to end in September, to stay on for two more years, and asked Congress to pass corresponding legislation.

In a statement, Attorney General Holder said, “The United States faces ongoing threats from terrorists intent on attacking us both at home and abroad, and it is crucial that the FBI have sustained, strong leadership to confront that threat. There is no better person for that job than Bob Mueller.”

Read more | Mueller’s June 8 statement before Senate Judiciary Committee

Aug 04, 2011 02:00 PM