33 Facts About Robert Mueller


Robert Swan Mueller III is an American lawyer and government official who served as the sixth director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2001 to 2013.

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Graduate of Princeton University and New York University, Robert Mueller served as a Marine Corps officer during the Vietnam War, receiving a Bronze Star for heroism and a Purple Heart.

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Robert Mueller subsequently attended the University of Virginia School of Law.

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Robert Mueller was an assistant United States attorney, a United States attorney, United States assistant attorney general for the Criminal Division, a homicide prosecutor in Washington, D C, acting United States deputy attorney general, partner at D C law firm WilmerHale and director of the FBI.

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Robert Mueller has four younger sisters: Susan, Sandra, Joan, and Patricia.

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Robert Mueller's father was an executive with DuPont who had served as a Navy officer in the Atlantic and Mediterranean theaters during World War II.

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Robert Mueller's father majored in psychology at Princeton University and played varsity lacrosse.

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Robert Mueller grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, where he attended Princeton Country Day School, now known as Princeton Day School.

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Robert Mueller earned a Master of Arts in international relations from New York University in 1967.

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Robert Mueller has cited the combat death of his Princeton lacrosse teammate David Spencer Hackett in the Vietnam War as an influence on his decision to pursue military service.

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Robert Mueller had originally considered making the Marines his career, but he explained later that he found non-combat life in the corps to be unexciting.

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Robert Mueller then served for 12 years in United States Attorney offices.

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Robert Mueller first worked in the office of the U S Attorney for the Northern District of California in San Francisco, where he rose to be chief of the criminal division, and in 1982, he moved to Boston to work in the office of the U S Attorney for Massachusetts as an Assistant United States Attorney, where he investigated and prosecuted major financial fraud, terrorism and public corruption cases, as well as narcotics conspiracies and international money launderers.

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In 1993, Robert Mueller became a partner at Boston's Hale and Dorr, specializing in white-collar crime litigation.

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Robert Mueller returned to public service in 1995 as senior litigator in the homicide section of the District of Columbia United States Attorney's Office.

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In 1998, Mueller was named U S Attorney for the Northern District of California and held that position until 2001.

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At a dinner, Robert Mueller defended an attorney who had been attacked for his role in defending Kuwaiti detainees.

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When Bush confronted Mueller to ask him to round up more terrorists in the U S, Mueller responded, saying, "If they [suspects] don't commit a crime, it would be difficult to identify and isolate" them.

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In June 2013, Robert Mueller defended NSA surveillance programs in testimony before a House Judiciary Committee hearing.

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Robert Mueller received the 2016 Thayer Award for public service from the United States Military Academy.

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President Trump broached resuming the position in their meeting; however, Robert Mueller was ineligible to return as FBI Director due to statutory term limits, and Robert Mueller lacked interest in resuming the position.

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Robert Mueller said it was "the obligation of some executive-branch officials to refuse to carry out some of these orders that, again, are inconsistent with what this country is all about".

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Robert Mueller was investigating the Trump campaign's possible ties to Turkey, Qatar, Israel, and China.

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Robert Mueller's testimony followed the guidelines he had stated would be appropriate regarding his report.

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Robert Mueller said he was "not familiar" with Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that commissioned the Steele dossier.

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Robert Mueller rejected claims that his investigation was a "witch hunt" or that it totally exonerated the President.

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Robert Mueller declined to answer questions outside of the scope of his investigation, but reiterated his concern about foreign interference with American elections.

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Robert Mueller noted that it continues, that he expects it to expand to include other foreign governments as well as the Russians, and that he considers it a great threat to the United States.

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Subsequently, Robert Mueller's words were distorted and misinterpreted to both defend and condemn the President.

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University of Virginia Law School announced in June 2021 that in the coming fall Robert Mueller would participate in a six-session course called "The Robert Mueller Report and the Role of the Special Counsel, " along with three of his colleagues from the investigation.

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Robert Mueller met his future wife, Ann Cabell Standish, at a high school party when they were 17.

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Robert Mueller was diagnosed in the fall of 2000, postponing being sworn in as FBI director until he received a good prognosis from his physician.

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Robert Mueller attended the weddings of two of Barr's daughters, and their wives attend Bible study together.

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