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Obama nominates James Comey as next FBI director
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Obama nominates James Comey as next FBI director

Jun 22 2013, 1:10am CDT | by

Washington, June 22 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama Friday nominated James B. Comey, who served in the Justice Department under former President George W. Bush, to direct the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Washington, June 22 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama Friday nominated James B. Comey, who served in the Justice Department under former President George W. Bush, to direct the Federal Bureau of...

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Obama nominates James Comey as next FBI director

Jun 22 2013, 1:10am CDT | by

Washington, June 22 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama Friday nominated James B. Comey, who served in the Justice Department under former President George W. Bush, to direct the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Washington, June 22 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama Friday nominated James B. Comey, who served in the Justice Department under former President George W. Bush, to direct the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Once nominated and subsequently confirmed by the Senate, the 52-year-old Comey, a Republican, will substitute current FBI Director Robert Mueller.

Comey served in 2004 as acting attorney general during the hospitalization of then-attorney general John Ashcroft, and opposed some aspects of the surveillance and wire-tapping of citizens ordered by Bush after the Sep 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

His nomination comes amid a controversy over the US government's secret surveillance programs, whose effectiveness and constitutionality Mueller has defended.

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Eric Holder's Successor Could Be One Of These People

Sep 26 2014 2:31pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation Thursday, saying he would step down from the role he's held since 2009 as soon as his successor can be confirmed. While President Barack Obama has yet to choose someone to follow in Holder's footsteps, a few names are already being thrown around as potential options. Below, a look at some of the people being mentioned, from the serious contenders to the lo ...
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4 days ago

'Jihadi John' Identified by FBI, But They Won't Reveal Name

Sep 26 2014 4:35am CDT | Source: Big Government

ISIS propaganda killer ‘Jihadi John’ has been apparently identified by the American Federal Bureau of Information (FBI), according to claims,  but the organisation won’t reveal his identity or nationality for operational reasons. During a press briefing at FBI headquarters in Washington, the Director James Comey said: “I believe that we have identified him, I'm not going to tell you who I believe it is”, but gave frustratingly little other information. When pressed on what actio ...
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4 days ago

FBI unmasks 'Jihad John' behind executions

Sep 25 2014 1:40pm CDT | Source: WND

(LONDON DAILY MAIL) The FBI has announced it believes it has identified the masked executioner known as Jihadi John, seen in the ISIS hostage videos. FBI Director James Comey said today the agency is not releasing the name of the man who is seen executing American journalists James Foley, 40, and Steven Sotloff, 31, as well as British aid worker, David Haines, 44. The executioner is one of four British jihadis kn ...
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4 days ago

FBI Director James Comey 'Very Concerned' About New Apple, Google Privacy Features

Sep 25 2014 1:23pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that he was "very concerned" about new steps Silicon Valley tech giants were taking to strengthen privacy protections on mobile devices. "I am a huge believer in the rule of law, but I am also a believer that no one in this country is above the law," Comey told reporters at FBI headquarters in Washington. "What concerns me about this is companies marketing something expressly to allow people to place them ...
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Masked man in beheading videos ID'd

Sep 25 2014 1:11pm CDT | Source: POLITICO

FBI Director James Comey says he will not reveal the man's name or natio ...
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FBI Believes It Has Identified ISIS Hostage Executioner

Sep 25 2014 12:42pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

The United States believes it has identified the masked Islamic State militant who murdered two kidnapped American journalists in separate videotaped beheadings, FBI chief James Comey said Thursday. The jihadist organization triggered global outrage when it released two videos of a man with a British accent killing first James Foley then Steven Sotloff, freelance journalists who were kidnapped in Syria. Copyright (2014 ...
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FBI Has Identified Terrorist Who Beheaded Journalists

Sep 25 2014 12:05pm CDT | Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

"The U.S. believes it has identified the British-accented masked man in the videos depicting the beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker," the AP reports. "FBI Director James Comey told reporters at the bureau's headquarters he would not reveal the man's name or nati ...
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FBI: U.S. airstrikes boost support for Islamic State

Sep 17 2014 10:25pm CDT | Source: WND

(Reuters) Support for Islamic State increased after U.S. airstrikes began in Iraq and the militant group may take more hostages to try to force concessions from Washington, the FBI director told Congress on Wednesday. Islamic State is “committed to instilling fear and attracting recruits” and to drawing public attention, as shown through its use of social media and in videos it released of the beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steve ...
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FBI chief was irate over memo

Sep 17 2014 1:13pm CDT | Source: POLITICO

A report of over an agency turf battle made his "head explode," James Comey say ...
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Top Intelligence Officials Knock Claim ISIS Is Infiltrating Southern U.S. Border

Sep 17 2014 12:07pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- There is no evidence to support recent alarmed claims from some lawmakers that agents of the Islamic State are infiltrating the United States through the border with Mexico, two of the country's top intelligence officials told Congress Wednesday. "We see no specific intelligence or evidence to suggest at present that ISIL is attempting to infiltrate this country though our souther border," said Homeland Security Secretary Jeh John ...
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