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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (right), Vermont Democrat, and committee member Sen. Orrin Hatch (left), Utah Republican, greet FBI Director Robert Mueller on Capitol Hill on June 19, 2013, prior to the start of the committee's hearing on national security matters. Mueller is nearing the end of his 12 years as head of the law enforcement agency. (Associated Press)
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (right), Vermont Democrat, and committee member Sen. Orrin Hatch (left), Utah Republican, greet FBI Director Robert Mueller on Capitol Hill on June 19, 2013, prior to the start of the committee's hearing on national security matters. Mueller is nearing the end of his 12 years as head of the law enforcement agency. (Associated Press)

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