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Obama seeks extension for Robert Mueller as FBI director

• Washington Post

President Obama announced Thursday that he is seeking a two-year extension of Robert S. Mueller III’s term as FBI director, saying he cannot afford to lose the longtime chief at a time of transition elsewhere in the government.

The request for Congress to extend Mueller’s 10-year term follows a problematic search for his replacement, which administration officials said Thursday had yielded an unsatisfactory shortlist of candidates.


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