Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was just appointed to lead the investigation into Russian interference in the election, following James Comey’s firing, so there’s a good chance you’ll be hearing his name a lot over the next few weeks. To find out more about him, keep reading!
Just because James Comey was fired last week doesn’t mean the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the election is going away. In fact, former FBI director Robert Mueller, 72, was just appointed to lead the investigation, following James’ departure from the bureau. To find out more about Robert, look below!
1. Robert Mueller was the 6th Director of the United States Federal Bureau of investigation. He held the position for 12 years, between September 4, 2001 and September 4, 2013.
2. Robert Mueller is a military man. He served as an officer in the Marines for three years during the Vietnam War and worked as a litigator in San Francisco before moving into politics, according to Biography.com.
3. Robert Mueller is best known for pushing to expand wiretap laws in the U.S.
4. Robert Mueller was born on August 7, 1944, in New York City. He grew up outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
5. He’s also very smart! Robert received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, his master’s in international relations from New York University and his law degree from the University of Virginia. Click here to see more pics of Robert!
UPDATE: After Robert was appointed to lead the investigation, Donald Trump released the following statement: “As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know — there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity. I look forward to this matter concluding quickly. In the meantime, I will never stop fighting for the people and the issues that matter most to the future of our country.”
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