Robert S. Mueller III became director of the FBI in 2001, just one week before the Sept. 11 attacks. He then had the enormous responsibility of leading the agency through a transformation into the threat-based, intelligence-led organization it is today.
Mueller spoke to St. Louis Public Radio's Katie Cook about the changes the FBI underwent post 9/11, and the many efforts its agents made to better serve the country’s changing needs.
Mueller also weighed in on the NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice and domestic abuse scandal, which he had a role in reviewing, and shared a lighthearted moment from when he first became director. He also gave a preview of what he will discuss today when he speaks at Powell Hall as part of the St. Louis Speakers Series.
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