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The Department of Justice has assigned Robert Mueller with the task of serving as special counsel involving the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 Presidential Election. As a result, Mueller has become a yuge trending topic in the media. Politicians and citizens alike have been speculating on how Mueller might handle this case.
Mueller previously served as FBI Director from September 4, 2001 to September 4, 2013.
Will he find any Trump-Russia collusion? All things are possible, but for the moment, everything is speculation. The investigation needs to go through and then the people will have the facts they need!
The La Times calls Mueller “incorruptible,” while CNN says “Mueller is like Comey, but on steroids.” But let’s get a feel on his character, not by way of media opinion filtration, but by the words of Mr. Mueller himself. Let’s take a look at Robert Mueller’s so-called words of wisdom.
I’ll get that obligatory Ferris Bueller’s Day Off joke to cap off this occasion. You know Bueller, Mueller. Oh no, I ruined the joke before it even began. I’ll shut up now and allow you to read some of the things Robert Mueller has said in the past.
Robert Mueller Quotes: Best Quotes & Most-Famous Sayings
“I asked a Burmese why women, after centuries of following their men, now walk ahead. He said there were many unexploded land mines since the war.”
“There’ll be differences of opinion in just about every intelligence analysis that you make.”
“In the context of September 11, there were so many that lost their lives that – how do you single out one person? There were so many acts of heroism that day from so many people, whether it be firemen and police officers in New York and our agents also.”
“And at that point, I think we all realized it was something tremendously tragic, probably a terrorist attack, and the next step was to go down to our command center and get things going.”
“Leaking of classified material is a concern.”
“What we bring to the table is not only our 56 field offices in the United States and our number of resident agencies, but also we have 45 legal attaches overseas.”
“So there is a foreign intelligence purpose for every one of our FISA warrants.”
“We cannot go up on a wire. We cannot do a search without a judge on the FISA Court approving it and determining that we have met the standard that has been set forth by Congress in order to utilize these techniques.”
“And so every one of us in the FBI, I don’t care if it’s a file clerk someplace or an agent there or a computer specialist, understands that our main mission is to protect the public from another September 11, another terrorist attack.”
“In planning an attack, people have various roles.”
“The collapse of Enron was devastating to tens of thousands of people and shook the public’s confidence in corporate America.”
“If you look at the 19 hijackers who came to the United States in Sept. 11 to commit those acts, if you’d looked at them before they got onto a plane, you could probably say the same thing. There were various levels of expertise, various levels of competence.”
“I didn’t know the organization, but the one thing you can say about the FBI, it’s tremendously professional.”
“But we had – I think if you look at law enforcement 10 years ago, if you look at the challenges, the FBI was focused excessively on what was happening in the United States.”
“In order to be successful against each of these threats, we have to have a presence overseas, work closely not only with our counterparts in the law enforcement community, but also with the intelligence community.”
“People talk about the Patriot Act that was passed immediately in the wake of September 11. What the Patriot Act did was break down the walls between the various agencies.”
“So without getting into the specifics, I can tell you that to the extent that investigation is a relatively important investigation and meaningful, the president would have been periodically briefed.”
“I think around the world, our agents are the best collectors of information you’ll find.”
“Secondly, not only have we put additional agents on counterterrorism, but we’ve also built up our analytical structure so that we’re better positioned to analyze the information we have.”
“But since September 11, we have made every effort to try to work closely with state and local law enforcement.”
“All I’m going to tell you is investigations, whether it be this and others, where you have partial facts, analysts, agents are always trying to interpret what those facts mean, extrapolate from them what they mean.”