May 29th, 2013
07:46 PM ET
1 year 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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