James Comey to lead the FBI

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Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 10:32am

Friday, June 21 President obama announced his nominee to take over the FBI, James Comey.

He's a former Bush Administration official best known for challenging N-S-A wiretapping, helping force the programs to come under court and congressional oversight.

James Comey was Deputy Attorney General, an executive at lockheed Martin and investment firm, now president Obama's nominee to direct the FBI.

"I'm not sure i have the words to describe how excited I am to return to the department of Justice, and especially to get to work again with the people of the FBI. They are men and women who have devoted their lives to serving and protecting others."

Comey would take over the Bureau just after americans learned their phone and internet use might be monitored by the NSA, with follow up by the FBI.

Outgoing FBI Director Mueller revealed the FBI is using drones for domestic surveillance Comey famously took a stand against secret surveillance.

As acting Attorney General, in 2004, in a confrontation with senior bush 43 White House officals, Comey challenged the legality of NSA wiretaps done without warrents.

"He was prepared to give up a job he loved rather than be part of something he felt was fundamentally wrong."


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