June 20th, 2013
04:34 PM ET
10 months ago

Obama to nominate former prosecutor James Comey to head FBI

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama will formally nominate former federal prosecutor James Comey as FBI director, a White House official said on Thursday.

The announcement is expected at a White House ceremony on Friday.

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Filed under: FBI • President Obama
June 19th, 2013
01:54 PM ET
10 months ago

Where's the Comey announcement?

(CNN) – It's been nearly three weeks since word broke that President Obama planned to nominate James Comey to replace retiring Robert Mueller as FBI director.

But as of Wednesday, the White House hadn't made any moves on announcing Mueller's successor. His term ends in September, and with Congress out of town for much of August, that doesn't leave much time for the Senate to consider the president's nominee.
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Filed under: Chuck Grassley • FBI • Robert Mueller
June 13th, 2013
11:37 AM ET
10 months ago

FBI director defends surveillance programs, clashes with legislator

Washington (CNN) - FBI Director Robert Mueller said Thursday that secret government surveillance programs disclosed by leaks of classified information have been conducted in adherence with the U.S. Constitution and federal laws.

"The legality has been ensured" by the Department of Justice, and special federal courts set up to handle surveillance issues "ruled and monitored these programs and again, ensured the legality," he told the House Judiciary Committee.

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Filed under: FBI • NSA
May 30th, 2013
09:09 PM ET
11 months ago

FBI looking for letter to CIA similar to others that contained ricin

(CNN) – The FBI announced Thursday its agents are looking for a letter, this one directed to the Central Intelligence Agency, that it believes was similar to at least three other letters that contained ricin.

Letters were sent to a federal judge, a Spokane post office, President Barack Obama and Fairchild Air Force Base, the FBI said. Tests are being conducted on the letter sent to Fairchild Air Force Base to determine whether it - like those other three letter - contained ricin.

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Filed under: FBI • President Obama
May 29th, 2013
07:46 PM ET
11 months ago

Officials: Obama to tap ex-Bush official as next FBI chief

(CNN) - President Barack Obama plans to nominate James Comey to replace Robert Mueller as FBI director, officials familiar with the nomination process said Wednesday.

Comey is a former prosecutor who worked in New York and Virginia, taking on terrorism cases and prosecutions of executives from WorldCom, Adelphia and Imclone, according to an official biography. He served as deputy attorney general in President George W. Bush's administration.

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Filed under: FBI • President Obama
FBI agents' group wants Rep. Mike Rogers to head bureau
May 6th, 2013
05:12 PM ET
12 months ago

FBI agents' group wants Rep. Mike Rogers to head bureau

Washington (CNN) - The FBI Agents Association called on President Obama on Monday to nominate Rep. Mike Rogers, a former agent himself, as director of the bureau.

The Michigan Republican currently chairs the House Intelligence Committee.
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Filed under: FBI • Mike Rogers
Senate panel will examine FBI handling of bombing suspect
April 22nd, 2013
01:18 PM ET
1 year ago

Senate panel will examine FBI handling of bombing suspect

Washington (CNN) – The Senate Intelligence Committee will examine the FBI's handling of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, chairwoman Sen. Dianne Feinstein told CNN on Monday.

A hearing with FBI officials, expected to take place behind closed doors, could happen as soon as Tuesday, said Feinstein, D-California.

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Filed under: Boston Marathon bombing • Dianne Feinstein • FBI • Senate
Source: GOP congressmen want answers on Boston suspect's 2011 questioning
April 20th, 2013
08:01 PM ET
1 year ago

Source: GOP congressmen want answers on Boston suspect's 2011 questioning

(CNN) - Two key Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee will press the Obama administration about the questioning of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev 2011, according to a GOP congressional source.

The FBI investigated Tsarnaev, who died this week after a late-night shoot-out with police, at the request of Russian authorities, according to a senior U.S. official. Tsarnaev and his younger brother Dzhokar, who was taken into custody a day after his brother's death, are originally from the Caucasus region and immigrated to the United States in the 2000s.
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Filed under: FBI • Massachusetts
Top Republican criticizes use of FBI planes
February 28th, 2013
05:48 PM ET
1 year ago

Top Republican criticizes use of FBI planes

Washington (CNN) - A top congressional Republican complained Thursday that FBI jets are being used too much on travel for the FBI Director and Attorney General and not enough for FBI missions.

Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa expressed particular concern about the use of two Gulfstream V planes. "These luxury jets were supposedly needed for counterterrorism, but it turns out that they were used almost two-thirds of the time for jet-setting executive travel instead," Grassley said.
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Filed under: Chuck Grassley • FBI
January 30th, 2013
09:26 PM ET
1 year ago

Sen. Robert Menendez denies improper travel and hiring prostitutes

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Robert Menendez's office issued a statement Wednesday saying he had traveled several times on a plane belonging to a Florida eye doctor who had given political donations to Menendez but that all the trips were "paid for and reported appropriately." The office also denied allegations the New Jersey Democrat had engaged the services of prostitutes.

The statement was issued after FBI agents searched the West Palm Beach office of the ophthalmologist, Dr. Salomon Melgen. Investigators were seen carrying out boxes during the search, which began Tuesday night and continued into Wednesday. An FBI spokesman in Florida confirmed there was "law enforcement activity" at the location where the search occurred but did not mention Melgen or anyone else and did not explain what agents were investigating.

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Filed under: Bob Menendez • FBI • New Jersey
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