May 13, 2011 |
President Obama will ask Congress to extend the 10-year term of FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, who took over a sometimes plodding bureau caught flat-footed by the Sept. 11 attacks and turned it into a fast-moving counter-terrorism agency. "In his 10 years at the FBI, Bob Mueller has set the gold standard for leading the bureau," Obama said in a statement Thursday. "I believe continuity and stability at the FBI is critical at this time," he added. Mueller, 66, told the president he was willing to stay for two more years.
July 8, 2001
Robert Mueller has his marching order from President Bush, who has nominated the veteran prosecutor to be the next director of the FBI. He also faces the implicit commands of congressional critics to a bureau that has become better known in recent years for its scandals and blunders than for its successes. Mueller will be expected to impose a new management style to replace what even many of the FBI's longtime admirers now denounce as a culture of arrogance. Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.
August 10, 2001 |
Robert Mueller, the new FBI director, is recovering from surgery for prostate cancer, a Justice Department official said Thursday. Mueller's prostate was removed Aug. 2. The operation went well and Mueller is expected to return to work next week, the official said. Mueller, 56, a federal prosecutor who was confirmed as FBI director last week, plans to start work at the bureau Sept. 4. He has been wrapping up his affairs in San Francisco, where he was U.S. attorney, the official said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2001
It was bad enough when the FBI lost track of thousands of documents that should have been turned over to lawyers for Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. Now comes the more embarrassing disclosure that over the last 11 years it has lost hundreds of weapons and laptop computers, some to theft, some to retired or fired employees who took equipment with them, some to sloppy inventory controls. Significantly, the survey of lost equipment didn't originate with the FBI.
May 26, 2011 |
A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would grant President Obama's request to extend Robert Mueller's term as FBI director. Obama asked for the two-year extension earlier this month, calling Mueller the "gold standard for leading the bureau. " Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and ranking Republican Charles Grassley of Iowa brought the legislation along with Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.)
November 1, 2013
Re "Filling up at public trough," Column, Oct. 30 Bravo to Steve Lopez for expressing disgust at the L.A. City Council proposal to increase the limit on the value of gifts that council members can accept. It brings to mind my experience with Robert Mueller when he served as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California, when I was the regional director of the Anti-Defamation League in San Francisco. While Mueller - who would leave in 2001 to head the FBI - was in San Francisco, my staff and I met him for lunch to offer the ADL's assistance in tracking the white-power extremists active in the region.