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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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Civil Rights Groups Ask Administration to Explain NSA Surveillance of American Muslims

Jul 9 2014 11:03am CDT | Source: American Civil Liberties Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2014 CONTACT: media@aclu.org WASHINGTON – In response to a report in The Intercept about NSA spying on five prominent American Muslims, a coalition of civil rights, human rights, privacy rights, and faith-based organizations sent a letter to President Obama asking for “a full public accounting of these practices.” The coalition, organized by the American Civil Liberties Union, also repeated its call for the Justice Department to strengthen its officia ...
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FBI To Investigate VA Hospitals

Jun 11 2014 9:43am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has formally asked the FBI to review materials provided by the Veterans Affairs inspector general, a U.S. law enforcement official said Wednesday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss an ongoing criminal investigation on the record. The VA watchdog last month issued a scathing report that confirmed allegations of excessive waiting time at VA hospitals a ...
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