Obama asks FBI chief to stay, seeks Congress OK (AP) – 1424th Edition

13 05 2011

FILE - In this March 30, 2011 file photo, FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Barack Obama will ask Congress to allow Mueller to remain in his job an extra two years, a rare exemption that would give the government continuity in a time of change atop the national security team, senior administration officials told The Associated Press on Thursday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)AP – Reluctant to see another shake-up in his national security team, President Barack Obama said Thursday he wants to stick with FBI Director Robert Mueller, the sturdy face of the bureau whose term has spanned from the Sept. 11 attacks on America to the killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. Key lawmakers indicated support for Obama’s surprise decision.

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