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MUELLER’S NEW LIFE
He took over as FBI director on September 4, 2001, a week before terrorist attacks on American soil changed the nation. Robert Mueller served a dozen more years before stepping down on Sept. 4, the longest-serving director since J. Edgar Hoover.
A Vietnam veteran, Purple Heart recipient and former Justice Department litigator, Mr. Mueller is returning to the practice of law. He also will become Georgetown University’s first “distinguished executive-in-residence,” serving as an unpaid faculty and student adviser unaffiliated with any specific academic department.
“There are four areas that I’m interested in — national security, cybersecurity, organizations in transition and leadership,” Mr. Muller says, adding that he looks forward to being associated with a university with “Jesuit values, dignity and integrity.”
POLL DU JOUR
• 57 percent of Americans say “better mental health care” would play stronger role than stricter gun laws role in preventing mass shootings in the U.S.; 74 percent of Republicans and 43 percent of Democrats agree.
• 52 percent of Americans say stricter gun laws will not make a difference in preventing future mass shootings; 59 percent of Republicans and 27 percent of Democrats agree.
• 40 percent overall say that making gun laws stricter would help prevent such events; 14 percent of Republicans and 62 percent of Democrats agree.
• 48 percent say gun control law should be made more strict; 20 percent of Republicans and 73 percent of Democrats agree.
• 29 percent overall say the laws should not change; 46 percent of Republicans and 17 percent of Democrats agree.
• 16 percent say the laws should be made less strict; 29 percent of Republicans and 3 percent of Democrats agree.
• 45 percent say the days following a mass shooting are “the right time” to have a national discussion about gun laws; 19 percent of Republicans and 65 percent of Democrats agree.
Source: A YouGov/Huffington Post survey of 1,000 U.S. adults conducted Sept. 17-18.
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