A Pennsylvania man faces federal terrorism-related charges in Virginia for allegedly using the Internet to solicit jihadists to kill Americans, Justice Department officials announced Thursday.
Emerson Begolly, 22, of New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was indicted in Alexandria, Virginia with solicitation to commit violence which carries a 10 year sentence, and posting bomb-making instructions on the Internet which carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.
Senators of both political parties said Wednesday they support extending FBI Director Robert Mueller's term for two more years but are worried about a legal constitutional challenge.
Mueller's term ends September 4, exactly a decade after he took the job. Under current law, an FBI director may serve no more than 10 years, but President Barack Obama wants the law changed to allow Mueller to serve a total of 12 years.