Robert S. Mueller III是美国律师，前刑事检察官，前联邦调查局局长。在共和党总统乔治•W•布什（George W. Bush）领导联邦调查局之前，他花了数十年时间调查恐怖主义和白领犯罪。他目前是美国司法部的特别顾问，由副检察长Rod Rosenstein任命，调查俄罗斯在2016年选举中的干预。罗伯特·穆勒于1944年8月7日出生于纽约市。他在新泽西州的普林斯顿和富裕的费城郊区长大。他是Robert Swan Mueller II出生的五个孩子中最年长的一个，他是商业主管和前海军军官，以及Alice Truesdale Mueller。穆勒后来告诉传记作者，他的父亲希望他的孩子遵守严格的道德准则。穆勒参加了新罕布什尔州康科德的精英预科学校，然后选择进入普林斯顿大学上大学。普林斯顿在穆勒的生活中发挥了重要作用，因为校园 – 特别是长曲棍球场 – 是他遇到他的朋友和队友大卫哈克特的地方。哈克特于1965年从普林斯顿大学毕业，进入海军陆战队，并于1967年在越南部署。他于1966年从普林斯顿大学毕业后加入军队。1967年，他在海军陆战队军官候选人中开始现役军人。弗吉尼亚州匡蒂科的学校。在陆军游侠和空降学校接受训练后，穆勒被派往越南，成为第2海军陆战队第2营H公司的成员。他腿部受伤，并被重新分配为高级军官的助手;尽管受伤，他仍留在越南，直到1970年离开现役。穆勒被授予铜星，两枚海军奖状奖章，紫心勋章和越南英雄十字勋章。在他的法律生涯中，罗伯特·穆勒起诉Manuel Noriega，前巴拿马独裁者，贩毒，洗钱和敲诈勒索，以及Gambino家庭犯罪老板John Gotti被判犯有勒索，谋杀，阴谋，赌博，妨碍司法和税务欺诈。穆勒还监督轰炸泛美航空公司103号航班的调查，该航班于1988年苏格兰洛克比爆炸时造成270人死亡。乔治·W·布什总统于2001年9月4日任命穆勒担任联邦调查局局长，仅7天在2001年9月11日的恐怖袭击之前，穆勒继续成为自J. Edgar Hoover以来服役时间最长的FBI主任，也是自1973年以来第一个超过法定10年任期限制的人。布什的继任者，总统巴拉克•奥巴马（Barack Obama）对穆勒的任期进行了罕见的延伸，并引用了穆勒的“稳稳的手和强大的领导力”，因为该国预计会再次发生恐怖袭击事件。穆勒服务到2013年9月4日。自从任期限制生效以来，他是唯一获得此类延期的FBI。
Robert S. Mueller III is an American attorney, former criminal prosecutor, and former director of the FBI. He spent decades investigating terrorism and white-collar crimes before being tapped by Republican President George W. Bush to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is currently the Special Counsel for the United States Department of Justice, appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election. Robert Mueller was born in New York City on August 7, 1944. He grew up in both Princeton, New Jersey and a wealthy Philadelphia suburb called the Main Line. He is the oldest of five children born to Robert Swan Mueller II, a business executive and former Navy officer, and Alice Truesdale Mueller. Mueller later told a biographer that his father expected his children to live by a strict moral code. Mueller attended an elite prep school in Concord, New Hampshire, then chose to attend Princeton University for college. Princeton played an important role in Mueller’s life, because the campus—and specifically the lacrosse field—is where he met his friend and teammate David Hackett. Hackett graduated from Princeton in 1965, entered the Marines and was deployed in Vietnam, where he was killed in 1967. Mueller joined the military after graduating from Princeton in 1966. He then began active-duty military service in 1967 at the Marine Corps Officer Candidates School at Quantico, Virginia. After training at the Army’s Ranger and Airborne schools, Mueller was sent to Vietnam as a member of H Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines. He was wounded in the leg and reassigned to serve as an aide to a senior officer; he remained in Vietnam, despite his injury, until leaving active duty in 1970. Mueller was awarded the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation Medals, the Purple Heart and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. During his legal career, Robert Mueller prosecuted Manuel Noriega, the former Panamanian dictator convicted of drug trafficking, money laundering and racketeering, as well as John Gotti, the Gambino family crime boss convicted of racketeering, murder, conspiracy, gambling, obstruction of justice and tax fraud. Mueller also oversaw the investigation into the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which killed 270 people when it exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988. President George W. Bush appointed Mueller to the position of FBI director on September 4, 2001, just seven days before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Mueller went on to become the longest-serving FBI Director since J. Edgar Hoover, and the first to exceed the statutory 10-year term limit since it was imposed in 1973. Bush’s successor, President Barack Obama, granted a rare extension to Mueller’s term, citing Mueller’s “steady hand and strong leadership” as the nation anticipated another terrorist attack. Mueller served until September 4, 2013. He is the only FBI to have been granted such an extension since the term limit went into effect.