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Meet the man behind the Trump-Russia investigation: the special counsel Robert Mueller

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Meet the man behind the Trump-Russia investigation: the special counsel Robert Mueller

Robert MuellerAndrew Burton/Getty Images

Robert Mueller is leading the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 elections, which on Thursday has officially gone on for a year.

That probe is also examining whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin, and if President Donald Trump has obstructed justice while in office.

In Washington, Mueller has a reputation for being a tenacious investigator. Both Republicans and Democrats welcomed his appointment last May with bipartisan backing.

But the increasing breadth and length of his investigation has irked many Trump supporters, and the president himself.

Mueller's colleagues, meanwhile, say he has proven his bipartisan bona fides over the years. After all, he served under both Republican and Democratic presidents as FBI director and as an attorney in the Department of Justice.

As the probe into Trump and his associates wages on, here's a look at Mueller's history:

Born Robert Swan Mueller III in New York City in 1944, "Bob" grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, the elder brother to four younger sisters. Their father was an executive at DuPont. He captained the soccer, hockey, and lacrosse teams in high school. Dennis Cook/AP

Sources: FBI, St. Paul's School



Mueller went to undergrad at Princeton University, got his Master's in international relations from New York University, and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1973. University of Virginia School of Law/Facebook

Source: FBI



When one of his friends died in the Vietnam War, Mueller was inspired to join the military. He had been previously pursuing a career in the medical field. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Source: Princeton Alumni Weekly

 




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