FBI Director Robert Mueller III is hiring internally for his new chief of staff and deputy chief of staff.
John Carlin, who has led Mueller's staff on an acting basis the last five months, has been promoted to chief of staff on a permanent basis, a spokesman said today. Carlin also has the title of senior counsel. He became Mueller’s deputy chief of staff in 2007, assisting in day-to-day management, and previously had been an assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Columbia since 2001.
Aaron Zebley is taking over as deputy chief of staff. He became a special counsel to Mueller in March 2009, focusing on national security, and was an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia from 2005 to 2009. He previously spent seven years in the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division.
Mueller’s previous chief of staff, Lisa Monaco, went to the U.S. Justice Department last year as an associate deputy attorney general.