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Probe Caps Robert Mueller’s Long Career in Public Service

With his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election now over, special counsel Robert Mueller joins a small and rarefied club of prosecutors who have taken on the politically fraught task of investigating a sitting president.

Mr. Mueller’s 22-month tenure as special counsel is the capstone of a long career spent mostly in public service. He saw heavy combat as a Marine in Vietnam, took down complex criminal enterprises as a longtime prosecutor and had barely been confirmed as the new head of the Federal Bureau of…