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  • The special counsel Robert
    Mueller
    once started a new job by giving many of his
    employees a rude awakening.
  • After being appointed the US Attorney for the Northern
    District of California in 1998, Mueller asked every supervisor
    in the office to resign, according to a profile from
    The New York Times
    published on Saturday.
  • Mueller’s decision was reportedly rooted in a
    management philosophy he learned as a Marine platoon commander
    during the Vietnam War: It’s impossible to get people to
    perform beyond their capabilities.
  • Instead of nagging the office’s existing employees to
    do better, Mueller chose to hire the best employees he could
    find, despite the risks involved with creating instability
    shortly into his tenure.

The special counsel Robert Mueller once started a new job by
giving many of his employees a rude awakening.

In 1998, Mueller was appointed the US Attorney for the Northern
District of California. Near the beginning of his tenure, he
asked every supervisor in the office to resign, according to a
profile from
The New York Times
published on Saturday. Mueller then
reportedly sent an email to everyone in the Justice Department
with listings for each major prosecution job in his district.

Mueller’s decision reportedly bothered many of his employees, but
according to The Times, it was rooted in a management philosophy
Mueller learned as a Marine platoon commander during the Vietnam
War: It’s impossible to get people to perform beyond their
capabilities.

Instead of nagging the office’s existing employees to do better,
Mueller chose to hire the best employees he could find, despite
the risks involved with creating instability shortly into his
tenure.

Mueller is currently leading an investigation into Russian
interference in the 2016 US presidential election, and his
previous managerial style may give some insight into the team of
prosecutors he has put together to assist him.

Mueller has assembled a formidable team of experienced
litigators and investigators, some of whom have drawn the ire of
President Donald Trump and his allies due to their previous
campaign donations to Democrats.

Trump occasionally tweets about the team,
referring to them as “13 angry Democrats,” though some have also
donated to Republicans.

So far, the investigation has
led to charges
against four Americans who were once
associated with President Donald Trump’s campaign or
administration, including Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign
chairman, who was
found guilty on eight federal counts of bank and tax fraud
on
Tuesday.

Russian nationals, intelligence officers, and companies have also
been indicted by Mueller’s team.

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