Washington (CNN) – It will take an act of Congress to keep Robert Mueller at the helm of the FBI, and all signs indicate that's precisely what lawmakers will do.
No sooner had President Barack Obama announced plans to extend Mueller's statutorily limited 10-year term to 12 years than Democrats and
Republicans alike began to smartly salute the decorated Marine and declare the move a grand idea.
"Director Mueller is a true patriot." gushed Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein of California, who said the extension will "provide important stability in President Obama's national security team."