May 29th, 2013
07:46 PM ET
9 years 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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  1. James

    Lock the revolving door.

    May 29, 2013 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  2. Thomas

    Why not give the job to J Edger Issa ?

    May 29, 2013 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  3. scott

    Just another acknowledgement by Obama that Bush was superior when picking members of his administration. Obama realizes in order to get anything done, ya need to kick the do nothing Democrats out and bring in the Republicans. After all they can get things done.

    May 29, 2013 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  4. Cephus

    Excellent idea thats one job which requires a "total man" a man with bigger cajones.

    May 29, 2013 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Although Mr. Comey is a Bush appointee, he is a man of integrity. I think he is the ideal man for the job.

    May 30, 2013 07:39 am at 7:39 am |