Obama requests 2 more years for FBI chief
May 12th, 2011
12:26 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama requests 2 more years for FBI chief

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama is seeking a two-year extension of the 10-year term of FBI Director Robert Mueller, the White House announced Thursday.

Mueller's current term expires September 4.

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    Filibuster times are here again.

    May 12, 2011 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    "Given the ongoing threats facing the United States, as well as the leadership transitions at other agencies like the Defense Department and Central Intelligence Agency, I believe continuity and stability at the FBI is critical at this time," Obama said in a written statement.
    GObP Domestic Taliban's response:
    Well you killed bin Laden so how much danger could we possibly be in?
    The answer is NO!

    May 12, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  3. ConservaFASCISTS

    I trust the President's judegement. Not to mention that Director Mueller has done a spectacular job as director.

    May 12, 2011 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  4. gt

    good man ..good choice..

    May 12, 2011 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  5. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Why does he need to extend this 2 years? Is finding a replacement that difficult? Or would it distract the President from his other high priorities like campaigning, fund raising, golfing, photo ops, etc?

    May 12, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  6. bozone

    There's a reason it's ten years, which is long enough.. shades of j.edgar hoover, the homosexual in the closet political blackmailer.. never again.. Mueller isn't running investigations.. new blood is what is needed!

    May 12, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |