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10 things you might not know about Robert Mueller

10 things you might not know about Robert Mueller

The special counsel who is investigating connections between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign is known as a straight arrow — “a high Protestant with a locked jaw, blue blazer … khaki pants, penny loafers, maybe a little Vitalis and Old Spice to boot,” in the words of former CIA Director George Tenet.

Here are 10 facts, just the facts, about Robert Mueller.

1. Robert Swan Mueller III’s nickname at Justice Department headquarters was “Bobby Three Sticks,” supposedly a reference both to the Roman numerals at the end of his name and the three-finger Boy Scout salute.

2. Mueller is at least the 31st person to be specially appointed to...

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