Politics & Government

August 22, 2013

Mueller leaves behind an FBI more focused on national security

Robert S. Mueller III is leaving behind a different FBI from the one he joined. The prep school and Princeton graduate came on board 12 years ago as a straight-edge prosecutor, a Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam who once spent nine months building a case against a California branch of the Hells Angels. The phrases “war on terror” and “al Qaida” never arose during his Senate confirmation hearing. The word “email” came up but once.

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