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who is robert mueller, former fbi director named special counsel?


federal bureau of investigation (fbi) director robert mueller (l) acknowledges a standing ovation alongside attorney general eric holder (r) and deputy attorney general james cole (c) during a farewell ceremony in mueller's honor at the department of justice on aug. 1, 2013. mueller is retiring from the fbi after 12 years as director. getty






mueller to give commencement address at tabor academy


marion, mass. — former fbi director robert mueller iii is slated to give the commencement address at a private school in massachusetts, less than two weeks after his appointment as special counsel to oversee an investigation into possible connections between russia and president trump's 2016 election campaign.mueller will speak monday to the graduating class at tabor academy, a private college preparatory school in marion with annual tuition of $43,000 for day students and $59,000 for boarding students.school officials say mueller will not have any press availability and will not take any questions.mueller served as the fbi director from 2001 to 2013 under presidents george w. bush and barack obama. early in his career, mueller worked as a federal prosecutor in boston.






former fbi director robert mueller tapped to lead russia probe


advertisement | advertise on newsdaythen-incoming fbi director james comey talks with outgoing fbi director robert mueller in washington, sept. 4, 2013. (credit: ap) doj turns to fbi vetthe department of justice has appointed a special prosecutor to lead the agency’s probe into russia’s alleged interference in last year’s presidential election.former fbi director robert mueller was tapped by deputy attorney general rod rosenstein to serve as a special counsel tasked with overseeing the ongoing russia investigation, which includes looking at possible...






mueller taking on new challenge after heading fbi on 9/11


washington — robert mueller took office as fbi director in 2001 a week before sept. 11. he had been expecting to dig into drug cases, white-collar misdeeds and violent crime.but overnight, his mission changed and mueller spent the next 12 years wrestling the agency into a terrorism-fighting force.now, mueller once again finds himself in the midst of historic events: the justice department has named him special counsel to investigate potential coordination between russia and the trump team during the 2016 presidential election and related matters.republicans and democrats alike praised the 72-year-old mueller as someone widely respected for his integrity and independence.






who is robert mueller


robert mueller iii is a lawyer who served as the sixth director of the fbi from september 4, 2001 to september 4, 2013. mueller, 72, was born in new york city in 1944. he served as an officer in the u.s. marine corps for three years during the vietnam war. he received several commendations, including the…






mueller talks about his values, work ethic, at granddaughter's graduation


former fbi director robert mueller on memorial day made his first public appearance since he was appointed as special counsel for the federal investigation into russian election meddling.mueller spoke at his granddaughter's graduation ceremony at the tabor academy in massachusetts, a college preparatory school. he urged the young graduates to act with "honesty and integrity.  playvideocbsnformer fbi director james comey coordinating with special counsel former fbi director james comey is coordinating with robert mueller, the special counsel in charge of the investigation into possible ties betwee... "in the end, it is not what we do, but how we do it," mueller said. "whatever we do, we must act with honesty and with integrity. and regardless of your chosen career, you are only as good as y






meet robert mueller, the former san francisco lawyer chosen to lead the trump-ru


former fbi director robert s. mueller iii, appointed independent special counsel to investigate russian meddling in the 2016 election on wednesday, has long enjoyed respect from both democrats and republicans.mueller, who took over the fbi a week before the sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, had a relentless style of management that began with 7 a.m. briefings each day. he avoided the spotlight and was credited with transforming the fbi and its mission.mueller served 12 years in the position, working for president george w. bush and then president obama. he was the longest-serving fbi chief since j. edgar hoover.after the sept. 11 attacks, mueller worked to transform the bureau into an intelligence-driven agency designed to prevent, rather than react, to terrorism."bob will be known as the






former fbi director mueller to lead trump-russia probe


washington — the justice department on wednesday appointed former fbi director robert mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between russia and the trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election.the appointment came amid a growing democratic outcry for someone outside the justice department to handle the politically charged investigation.it followed the revelation tuesday that fired fbi director james comey had written in a memo that trump, in a february meeting in the oval office, had asked him to end an investigation into former national security adviser michael flynn. the white house has denied that account.mueller was appointed fbi director in 2001 and led the fbi through the aftermath of the sept. 11 terror attacks. he retired






special prosecutor mueller extols humility, integrity


marion, mass. — special prosecutor robert mueller iii has given a heart-warming address to massachusetts college prep school graduates, several days after his appointment to head an investigation into possible connections between russia and president donald trump's 2016 election campaign.the former fbi director was introduced monday by his granddaughter before speaking at tabor academy, a private school in marion. she was among the graduates.mueller said a person is only as good as his word, and he spoke of the importance of serving his country with humility, patience and integrity.he referred to his "three families," naming his personal family, the marines and the fbi.mueller served as fbi director under presidents george w. bush and barack obama.the news media weren't allowed into the ce






former fbi director mueller to lead trump-russia probe


washington (ap) — the justice department on wednesday appointed former fbi director robert mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between russia and the trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election.the appointment came amid a growing democratic outcry for someone outside the justice department to handle the politically charged investigation.it followed the revelation tuesday that fired fbi director james comey had written in a memo that trump, in a february meeting in the oval office, had asked him to end an investigation into former national security adviser michael flynn. the white house has denied that account.relatedmore on the appointment of mueller and the federal investigation into russia and trump’s campaignmueller was ap






former fbi director mueller to lead trump-russia probe


washington — the justice department on wednesday appointed former fbi director robert mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between russia and donald trump's campaign during the 2016 presidential election."i accept this responsibility and will discharge it to the best of my ability," mueller said in a brief statement.in a statement released by the white house, trump said: "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."the appointment gives mueller, who led the fbi through the sept. 11 terrorist attacks and served under presidential administrations of both parties, sweeping power






former fbi director robert mueller named special prosecutor for trump-russia pro


the justice department on wednesday appointed former fbi director robert mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between russia and donald trump's campaign during the 2016 presidential election."i accept this responsibility and will discharge it to the best of my ability," mueller said in a brief statement.in a statement released by the white house, trump said: "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."the appointment gives mueller, who led the fbi through the sept. 11 terrorist attacks and served under presidential administrations of both parties, sweeping powers to investig






former fbi director robert mueller named special counsel for trump-russia probe


the justice department on wednesday appointed former fbi director robert mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between russia and donald trump's campaign during the 2016 presidential election."i accept this responsibility and will discharge it to the best of my ability," mueller said in a brief statement.in a statement released by the white house, trump said: "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."the appointment gives mueller, who led the fbi through the sept. 11 terrorist attacks and served under presidential administrations of both parties, sweeping powers to investig






meet robert mueller, the former san francisco lawyer chosen to lead the trump-ru


former fbi director robert s. mueller iii, appointed independent special prosecutor to investigate russian meddling in the 2016 election on wednesday, has long enjoyed respect from both democrats and republicans.mueller, who took over the fbi a week before the sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, had a relentless style of management that began with 7 a.m. briefings each day. he avoided the spotlight and was credited with transforming the fbi and its mission.mueller, who served 12 years in the position, was the longest-serving fbi chief since j. edgar hoover. after the sept. 11 attacks, mueller worked to transform the bureau into an intelligence-driven agency designed to prevent, rather than react, to terrorism."bob will be known as the most transformative director in the history of the fbi s






the latest: chaffetz, cummings praise mueller choice


washington — the latest on developments on capitol hill about the house oversight investigation into former fbi director comey's memos (all times local):7:10 p.m.the top republican and democrat on the house oversight committee are applauding the choice of former fbi director robert mueller as a special counsel to lead the justice department's investigation into allegations of collusion between associates of president donald trump and russia during the 2016 presidential election.chairman rep. jason chaffetz, r-utah, says in a tweet that mueller was a great selection with "impeccable credentials." ranking democrat rep. elijah cummings, d-maryland, says mueller is a "solid choice." he urged mueller to follow the facts with "integrity and independence."the justice department announced mueller'






colorado’s delegation welcomes appointment of robert mueller as special counsel


washington — colorado lawmakers roundly applauded the decision wednesday evening to appoint former fbi director robert mueller as special counsel to investigate russian meddling into the 2016 election, though at least two democrats said they wanted more.both u.s. sen. michael bennet and u.s. rep. jared polis, d-boulder, said the mueller decision — while welcome — didn’t go as far as their preference of having a full commission examine the 2016 race and whether russian involvement included contacts with the campaign of president donald trump.“this is a critical first step, but i still believe we need an independent commission,” said bennet in a statement.added polis: “good first step, but we still need an independent, nonpartisan commission.”the general feeling among colorado lawmakers, how






republicans and democrats in california's congressional delegation praise specia


democrats and republicans in california's congressional delegation praised former fbi director robert s. mueller iii as the right pick to serve as special prosecutor for the investigation into russian interference in the 2016 election and what the trump campaign may have known.here is more about who mueller is, and what the california members of congress are saying about the pick:“robert mueller is the right man to lead this investigation. he’s a strong, independent leader who built an impeccable reputation over decades in law enforcement. and as special counsel, i’m confident he’ll pursue the facts — wherever they may lead,” house foreign affairs committee chairman ed royce (r-fullerton) said in a statement.






former fbi director mueller to lead trump-russia probe


washington - the justice department abruptly appointed former fbi director robert mueller wednesday night as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that donald trump's campaign collaborated with russia to sway the 2016 election that put him in the white house. mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers.the surprise announcement, the latest in the shock-a-day washington saga, marked a concession by the trump administration, which had resisted calls from democrats to turn the investigation over to an outside prosecutor. the white house counsel's office was alerted only after the order appointing mueller was signed.most popular nation storiesafter the announcement, trump insisted anew that there were no nefarious ties be






marc kasowitz helped trump through bankruptcy and divorce. now he's taking on th


former fbi director robert s. mueller iii, appointed independent special counsel to investigate russian meddling in the 2016 election on wednesday, has long enjoyed respect from both democrats and republicans.mueller, who took over the fbi a week before the sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, had...former fbi director robert s. mueller iii, appointed independent special counsel to investigate russian meddling in the 2016 election on wednesday, has long enjoyed respect from both democrats and republicans.mueller, who took over the fbi a week before the sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, had... (maura dolan)






republicans and democrats in california's congressional delegation praise specia


democrats and republicans in california's congressional delegation praised former fbi director robert s. mueller iii as the right pick to serve as special counsel for the investigation into russian interference in the 2016 election and what the trump campaign may have known.here is more about who mueller is, and what the california members of congress are saying about the pick:“robert mueller is the right man to lead this investigation. he’s a strong, independent leader who built an impeccable reputation over decades in law enforcement. and as special counsel, i’m confident he’ll pursue the facts — wherever they may lead,” house foreign affairs committee chairman ed royce (r-fullerton) said in a statement.






what to know about the special counsel in the russia investigation


so, what exactly is a special counsel again? glad you asked. a special counsel is a prosecutor who is appointed by the department of justice to independently investigate a potential crime to avoid any conflict of interest. this is the job that former fbi director robert mueller has been appointed to, and he will have the full authority of a u.s. attorney to prosecute any crimes that arise from his investigation into russian interference in the 2016 election. mueller is empowered to conduct his investigation with minimal day-to-day oversight so long as he adheres to the "rules, regulations, procedures, practices and policies" of the department. but the attorney general, or in this case deputy attorney general rod rosensein, could prevent him perusing a prosecution or other major action, alt






former fbi director robert mueller named special counsel for russia probe


former fbi director robert mueller iii was appointed wednesday as special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 u.s. presidential election, giving him wide latitude to explore potential collusion between the trump campaign and moscow.deputy attorney general rod rosenstein said in a statement he was naming a special counsel due to the inquiry’s “unique circumstances.” the public...






former fbi director mueller to lead trump-russia probe


washington - the justice department appointed former fbi director robert mueller wednesday as a special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into allegations that russia and donald trump's campaign collaborated to influence the 2016 presidential election, giving mueller sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes uncovered in the probe.it was a concession by the trump administration, which had resisted calls from democrats to turn the investigation over to outside counsel. the white house counsel's office was alerted only after the order appointing mueller was signed.most popular nation storiesin a written statement, trump insisted anew that there were no nefarious ties between his campaign and russia."a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know — there






justice department appoints special prosecutor for russia investigation


the justice department on wednesday appointed former fbi director robert mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between russia and the trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election.the appointment came amid a growing democratic outcry for someone outside the justice department to handle the politically charged investigation.it followed the revelation tuesday that fired fbi director james comey had written in a memo that trump, in a february meeting in the oval office, had asked him to end an investigation into former national security adviser michael flynn. the white house has denied that account.mueller was appointed fbi director in 2001 and led the fbi through the aftermath of the sept. 11 terror attacks. he retired in 2013.the






former fbi director mueller to lead trump-russia probe


washington - besieged from all sides, the trump administration relented and appointed former fbi director robert mueller wednesday evening as a special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into allegations russia and donald trump's campaign collaborated to influence the 2016 presidential election.the appointment came as democrats insisted ever more loudly that someone outside trump's justice department must handle the politically charged investigation. republican congressional leaders had resisted the idea, and there had been no clear sign that trump or his top white house aides were about to announce it.most popular nation storieshowever, an increasing number of republicans had joined in calling for digging deeper, especially after trump fired fbi director james comey who had been






comey, mueller and the showdown at john ashcroft's hospital bed


it's not the first time james b. comey and robert s. mueller iii find themselves together at the center of an unfolding washington drama.former fbi director robert mueller named special prosecutor for russia investigation »in march 2004, comey, then deputy attorney general, was summoned to the hospital bed of his boss, atty. gen. john ashcroft.ashcroft, weak from gallbladder surgery, was under pressure from white house officials alberto gonzales and andrew card to sign papers reauthorizing the domestic surveillance program secretly launched after the sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.ashcroft's wife was distraught about the visit from the white house counsel and chief of staff, according to testimony comey later gave to a senate committee.she called comey to stop the uninvited visitors. ju






mueller taking on new challenge after heading fbi on 9/11


washington — robert mueller took office as fbi director in 2001 expecting to dig into drug cases, white-collar misdeeds and violent crime. a week later was sept. 11.overnight, his mission changed and mueller spent the next 12 years wrestling the agency into a battle-hardened terrorism-fighting force.now, mueller once again finds himself catapulted into the midst of historic events: the justice department has named him special counsel to investigate potential coordination between russia and the trump team during the 2016 presidential election and related matters.republicans and democrats alike praised mueller, 72, as someone widely respected for his integrity and independence.as fbi chief, mueller stood alongside james comey, then deputy attorney general, during a dramatic 2004 hospital sta






mueller: 9/11 fbi head again catapulted into new challenge


washington — robert mueller took office as fbi director in 2001 expecting to dig into drug cases, white-collar misdeeds and violent crime. a week later was sept. 11.overnight, his mission changed and mueller spent the next 12 years wrestling the agency into a battle-hardened terrorism-fighting force.now, mueller once again finds himself catapulted into the midst of historic events: the justice department has named him special counsel to investigate potential coordination between russia and the trump team during the 2016 presidential election and related matters.republicans and democrats alike praised mueller, 72, as someone widely respected for his integrity and independence.as fbi chief, mueller stood alongside james comey, then deputy attorney general, during a dramatic 2004 hospital sta






comey and mueller joined forces 13 years ago to prevent coercion by the bush whi


it's not the first time james comey and robert mueller find themselves together at the center of an unfolding washington drama.former fbi director robert mueller named special prosecutor for russia investigation »in march 2004, comey, then the deputy attorney general, was summoned to the hospital bed of his boss, atty. gen. john d. ashcroft.ashcroft, weak from gallbladder surgery, was under pressure from white house officials alberto gonzales and andy card to sign papers reauthorizing the domestic surveillance program secretly launched following the sept. 11 terrorist attacks.ashcroft's wife was distraught about the visit from the white house counsel and chief of staff, according to testimony comey later gave to a senate panel.she called comey to stop the uninvited visitors. just the previ






mueller’s threats to resign reveal his character


by douglas m. charles, associate professor of history, pennsylvania state university. former fbi director robert mueller testifies on capitol hill in washington in 2011. ap photo/evan vucci, file on may 17, deputy attorney general rod rosenstein appointed a special counsel to investigate ties between russia and donald trump’s presidential campaign. the man he chose was james…






ex-fbi chief likely to oversee payments to air-bag victims


detroit — a federal judge in detroit says he wants to appoint former fbi director robert mueller iii to oversee nearly $1 billion in restitution payments to victims in the takata air-bag scandal.judge george caram steeh said thursday that mueller has "outstanding credentials" and already has a similar role in volkswagen's emissions-cheating case in california.he says takata and the u.s. justice department have indicated support for mueller as special master. but he wants a formal response in the next few weeks.in february, takata pleaded guilty to concealing a deadly defect in millions of its air-bag inflators. the company agreed to pay $125 million to individual victims and $850 million to automakers.






justice department taps former fbi director robert mueller as special counsel fo


the justice department tapped former fbi director robert mueller to be a special counsel overseeing the russia investigation, the department announced wednesday.         






former fbi director mueller to lead trump-russia probe


washington (ap) — robert mueller has been given sweeping power to investigate russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, an acknowledgment of growing public demands to place the politically charged inquiry into the hands of an outside investigator with bipartisan respect.the former fbi director has a broad mandate that could encompass any questionable actions of president donald trump’s associates and possibly even the circumstances of last week’s abrupt firing of james comey.“i accept this responsibility and will discharge it to the best of my ability,” mueller said in a statement.in a statement released by the white house, trump said: “as i have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know — there was no collusion between my campaign and any






former fbi director robert mueller named special counsel for trump-russia probe


the justice department abruptly appointed former fbi director robert mueller wednesday night as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that donald trump's campaign collaborated with russia to sway the 2016 election that put him in the white house. mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers.the surprise announcement to hand the probe over to mueller, a lawman with deep bipartisan respect, was a striking shift for trump's justice department, which had resisted increasingly loud calls from democrats for an outside prosecutor. it immediately escalated the legal stakes -- and the potential political damage -- for a president who has tried to dismiss the matter as partisan witch hunt and a "hoax."the announcement, the lates






former fbi director robert mueller named special counsel for trump-russia probe


the justice department abruptly appointed former fbi director robert mueller wednesday night as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that donald trump's campaign collaborated with russia to sway the 2016 election that put him in the white house. mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers.the surprise announcement to hand the probe over to mueller, a lawman with deep bipartisan respect, was a striking shift for trump's justice department, which had resisted increasingly loud calls from democrats for an outside prosecutor. it immediately escalated the legal stakes -- and the potential political damage -- for a president who has tried to dismiss the matter as partisan witch hunt and a "hoax."the announcement, the lates






former fbi director mueller to lead trump-russia probe


washington — former fbi director robert mueller was given sweeping power wednesday to investigate russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, with a broad mandate that could encompass any questionable actions of president donald trump's associates and possibly even the circumstances of last week's abrupt firing of james comey.the justice department's appointment of mueller as a special counsel is an acknowledgment of growing public demands to place the politically charged inquiry into the hands of an outside investigator with bipartisan support. it follows weeks of questions about the justice department's independence from the white house and comes two months after attorney general jeff sessions had to recuse himself because of his own undisclosed russian contacts during the ca






in kentucky, trump order ‘devastating’ to local refugees


closeskip in skipxembedxshare it appears donald trump is sticking with his promise of 'extreme vetting.' video provided by newsy newslookreem kabbani, left, spoke with kentucky refugee ministries case worker napoleon akayezu, right, while her son mohammed hadi haj omar gazed at balloons that were given to home. the family of syrian refugees arrived at louisville international airport as president donal trump was being sworn into office. jan. 20, 2017(p o: by pat mcdonogh, the cj)louisville, ky. — president trump on friday signed an executive order for “extreme vetting” measures aimed at temporarily halting the flow of refugees, a move that was met with dismay and anxiety in louisville’s large refugee community, whose growth stood to be sharply curtailed.it included a 120-day pause on all r