Robert S. Mueller III

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Robert S. Mueller III was born on August 7, 1944. He served with the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam, earning several medals for valor. After the war, he attended the University of Virginia Law School, and began a legal career that moved between public and private practice. In 1990, he took over the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice, and oversaw several high profile cases, including the prosecution of mobster John Gotti, and the Lockerbie Pan Am flight 103 bombing.

On September 4, 2001, he was named as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

On March 10, 2004, he and Deputy Atty. Gen. James B. Comey visited Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft in the hospital, to urge him to resist pressure to approve a warrantless eavesdropping program targeting U.S. citizens.

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