Obama to Decide on History-Making Mueller Replacement by May


Finding a 10-year replacement for FBI director Robert Mueller will be one of the Obama administration’s most important law enforcement legacies, says NPR. Ranking Senate Judiciary Committee member Charles Grassley (R-IA) says FBI leaders will be judged on President George W. Bush’s statement to Mueller after 9/11: Don’t let this happen again. “You kinda got to judge the success of the FBI based on the proposition that the FBI can make no mistakes or there’s going to be Americans killed,” Grassley tells NPR. “And you know, a terrorist only has to be successful one time out of a thousand, and they’ve done a lot of damage.”

Konrad Motyka, president of the FBI Agents Association, says the next decade will determine the direction of the FBI. “The FBI has undergone a pretty serious transformation from being a law enforcement agency with intelligence responsibilities to becoming an intelligence agency with domestic law enforcement responsibilities,” he said. The White House plans to decide on a nominee by May.

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