Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The President’s Decision To Ask Director Mueller To Continue For Two Years As Director Of The Federal Bureau Of Investigation

“While the threat from al Qaeda continues, and as the President makes necessary shifts in his national security team, I was delighted when President Obama informed me that he has asked Director Mueller to stay on at the Bureau for an additional two years.

“The Bureau has seen significant transformation since September 11, 2001, and Director Mueller has handled this evolution with professionalism and focus.  The FBI plays a critical role in our efforts to protect national security.  I appreciate Director Mueller’s continued service to the nation, and I am fully supportive of this decision.”

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