James Comey

  • James Comey confirmed by Senate as FBI director

    7/29/13 6:16 PM

    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.

  • Obama plans to name Comey to head FBI, sources say

    5/29/13 9:02 PM Comment

    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.