FBI Oversight Hearing: Live Coverage

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FBI director Robert Mueller is testifying before the Senate’s judiciary committee today as part of what is likely to be the final FBI oversight hearing of his 10-year-term, which expires September 4. I’m covering the action on Twitter.

I’m especially interested to see if anyone asks Mueller about Gulet Mohamed, the Virginia teen who was detained in Kuwait, allegedly at the behest of the US, earlier this year. Mohamed says he was beaten and was asked questions that could only have come from US law enforcement, and that FBI agents interrogated him repeatedly without his lawyer, even after he asked for one. You can follow the action here:

UPDATE: No one asked about Mohamed.

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