Mueller bumped, bruised - but largely backed - for FBI extension
May 14th, 2011
10:14 AM ET
11 years ago

Mueller bumped, bruised - but largely backed - for FBI extension

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."


Filed under: Justice Department • Robert Mueller
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Squigman

    Now that it's over, how about investigating some of our glassy eyed politicians? The ones that appear like they just came from a nazi party rally, with aspirations to enslave the masses in an effort to feed their own egos. Mostly republicans, that can not stand the fact that there's a non-white person at the helm of the nation. You know, the ones able to spread tall lies at the blink of an eye. More powerful than any truth told. Able to enspire mass hysteria with a single word. Mainly to those who subscribe to the theory that FOX news is right about everthing news worthy. The people who are an embarassment.

    May 14, 2011 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  2. Stop out of control Democrat spending - CUT UP THE CHINA CREDIT CARD, no debt ceiling increase

    Ten years is enough. The limit is there for a reason. Why does this administration try and flount or circumvent every law on the books? I'm sure there are thousands of people out there qualified to hold this position. Do your job Obama and go out and find them, vet them and get them appointed.

    May 14, 2011 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  3. Larry L

    The trick is to gain approval for anybody or anything with a Republican majority in the House and the "filibuster boys" in the Senate. Republicans want the government to fail so they can appease their Tea Party anarchists and so they can gain reelection in 2012. Stone-walling progress worked for the mid-term and they'll continue to block anything that could make the President look good – regardless of the cost to the country. The GOP is the "Party of No Ideas, No Honor, and No Love for Anybody But the Wealthy".

    May 14, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |