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Mueller Granted Two-Year Extension by U.S. Senate to Head FBI

The U.S. Senate extended FBI Director Robert Mueller’s term for two years, granting the Obama administration’s request to keep him in the post.

The Senate voted 100-0 to confirm Mueller. He took over a week before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and was due to leave office in September with the expiration of his 10-year term as head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. President Barack Obama has said he needed Mueller to stay on because of leadership changes at other national security agencies.