Loading…
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
HomeNewsNation
Published: Wednesday, 5/29/2013

AP sources: Obama preparing to name Comey to FBI

ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — Three people familiar with the decision say President Barack Obama is preparing to nominate a former Bush administration official to head the FBI.

The sources say Obama plans to nominate James Comey, a former deputy attorney general under President George W. Bush.

The three people spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because they were not authorized to discuss the selection ahead of Obama’s announcement.

Comey became a hero to Democratic opponents of Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program when Comey refused for a time to reauthorize it. Bush revised the surveillance program when confronted with the threat of resignation by Comey and FBI Director Robert Mueller (MUHL’-ur).

Mueller is stepping down in September.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories