Monday's 93-1 vote put James Comey in line to succeed Robert Mueller, who is stepping down in September after 12 years heading the agency. Paul was the only no vote.
President Obama is preparing to nominate former Bush administration official James Comey to head the FBI, people familiar with the decision said Wednesday. Comey became a hero to Democratic opponents of Bush's warrantless wiretapping program when Comey - as acting attorney general - refused for a time to reauthorize it until Bush revised it.
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