Rand Paul to sue Obama administration over NSA
February 11th, 2014
06:45 PM ET
8 months ago

Rand Paul to sue Obama administration over NSA

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul will sue President Barack Obama and top officials in the National Security Agency over surveillance.

Paul's political action committee, RandPAC, announced plans by the Kentucky senator and potential 2016 presidential candidate to file a class-action challenge on Wednesday.

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Filed under: Edward Snowden • James Clapper • James Comey • Ken Cuccinelli • NSA • President Obama • Rand Paul
FBI chief on Benghazi probe: 'We will never stop'
November 14th, 2013
05:29 PM ET
12 months ago

FBI chief on Benghazi probe: 'We will never stop'

(CNN) – FBI Director James Comey told a Senate hearing on Thursday the agency considers the investigation of the deadly Benghazi terror attack among its "highest priorities."

In response to questions from Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-New Hampshire, Comey said the FBI still has "a lot of people working very, very hard on this. We are committed bringing to justice those responsible for the attack and the murder of our folks.

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Filed under: FBI • James Comey
Feds cringe at possibility of more forced budget cuts
September 23rd, 2013
03:38 PM ET
1 year ago

Feds cringe at possibility of more forced budget cuts

Washington (CNN) - The leadership of federal law enforcement agencies is bracing for some real pain/tough choices if forced budget cuts are implemented again next year.

The Obama administration’s ongoing standoff with Republicans over Obamacare and the budget means forced budget cuts from the so-called “sequestration” will be likely. The administration is pushing Congress to find a long-term solution that would restore some of the sequestered cuts.
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Filed under: FBI • James Comey • Justice Department
FIRST ON CNN: New FBI director to face GOP heat for Benghazi investigation
July 31st, 2013
06:30 AM ET
1 year ago

FIRST ON CNN: New FBI director to face GOP heat for Benghazi investigation

Washington (CNN) - Labeling the Obama administration's investigation of the September 2012 Benghazi attacks "simply unacceptable," eight Republican lawmakers are demanding more aggressive steps from the new FBI Director James Comey and asking that he brief Congress within 30 days.

"It has been more than 10 months since the attacks," the GOP lawmakers said in a draft of a letter to Comey obtained by CNN. "We appear to be no closer to knowing who was responsible today than we were in the early weeks following the attack. This is simply unacceptable."
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Filed under: Congress • FBI • James Comey • Libya
Senate confirms Comey as FBI director
July 29th, 2013
06:43 PM ET
1 year ago

Senate confirms Comey as FBI director

(CNN) – Nearly 40 days after President Barack Obama nominated James Comey as FBI director, the Senate on Monday approved the appointment of the former deputy attorney general who worked in the George W. Bush administration.

The vote came after Sen. Rand Paul dropped his opposition to a confirmation vote on Comey, clearing the path for the Senate to vote on the president’s nominee.
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Filed under: Congress • FBI • James Comey • Rand Paul • Senate • Uncategorized
Paul continues threat to hold FBI director nomination
July 26th, 2013
06:57 PM ET
1 year ago

Paul continues threat to hold FBI director nomination

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul is vowing to block a confirmation vote on the next FBI director unless he gets sufficient answers from the law enforcement agency about the use of surveillance drones in the United States.

The FBI revealed in a recently unclassified letter to the Kentucky Republican that it has used unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance in 10 cases on U.S. soil - eight of them criminal and two involving national security.
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Filed under: FBI • James Comey • Rand Paul • Robert Mueller • Senate
Comey moves gingerly toward Senate confirmation
July 9th, 2013
03:57 PM ET
1 year ago

Comey moves gingerly toward Senate confirmation

Washington (CNN) - His confirmation as the new FBI director seemingly secure, James Comey gave a master class Tuesday on agreeing with his Senate questioners while mostly avoiding firm commitments on pressing issues of national security and law enforcement that he will face.

Time after time, Comey responded to Senate Judiciary Committee members by saying he lacked sufficient information to offer a detailed answer.

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Filed under: FBI • James Comey • Senate
FBI nominee reports net worth tops $11 million
July 8th, 2013
06:39 PM ET
1 year ago

FBI nominee reports net worth tops $11 million

Washington(CNN) – FBI nominee James Comey reported a net worth of more than $11 million in documents filed with the Senate committee due to weigh his confirmation on Tuesday.

Comey also reported to the Judiciary Committee that he will get a profit-sharing payout of more than $3 million from the hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, if confirmed.
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Filed under: FBI • James Comey • Senate Judiciary Committee
Former Bush official tapped as FBI chief
June 21st, 2013
02:43 PM ET
1 year ago

Former Bush official tapped as FBI chief

(CNN) - James Comey, who served as a top Justice Department official during George W. Bush's presidency, was tapped to become the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Friday.

If confirmed by the Senate, Comey would replace Robert Mueller, who is leaving in September after leading the bureau for 12 years.
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Filed under: FBI • George W. Bush • James Comey