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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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4 weeks ago

Apple and Google Are Right. The FBI Is Wrong. CHiPs Nude Photo Scandal Shows Why.

Oct 27 2014 5:41pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

About a month ago, a debate erupted when Apple and Google announced they were going to start providing encryption services for smartphones that could not be cracked by anyone -- including the police. James Comey, the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, was horrified at this prospect and began a public-relations push to convince the companies (and the public) that this was a terrible idea. He tried to get the compan ...
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5 weeks ago

ACLU Comment on FBI Director Comey’s Encryption Speech

Oct 16 2014 10:57am CDT | Source: American Civil Liberties Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 202-417-7547, dcmedia@aclu.org WASHINGTON – FBI Director James Comey gave a speech today suggesting that the growing use of encryption technologies on mobile devices could hinder law enforcement. Laura W. Murphy, director of the Washington Legislative Office of the American Civil Liberties Union, had this comment: “Director Comey is wrong in asserting that law enforcement cannot ...
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6 weeks ago

FBI Chief: Citizens Should Be 'Deeply Skeptical' Of Government

Oct 13 2014 7:53am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Americans should be "deeply skeptical" of government power, says FBI Director James Comey, adding that law enforcement should be able to access someone's telephone only with ...
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6 weeks ago

FBI Chief: Citizens Should Be ‘Deeply Skeptical’ of Government

Oct 12 2014 11:24am CDT | Source: Infowars

Americans should be "deeply skeptical" of government power, says FBI Director Ja ...
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6 weeks ago

Prostitutes, Cartagena and Obama administration

Oct 10 2014 7:32pm CDT | Source: WND

By Seth Johnson A former Secret Service agent who served on the presidential protective detail has strong words for President Obama in the wake of reports that a White House staffer’s alleged role in the 2012 prostitution scandal during the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, was covered up. “The president hasn’t told the truth about any of these scandals. He is resetting the bar for presidential dishonesty,” sai ...
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6 weeks ago

Jihad’s homegrown enablers

Oct 9 2014 7:24pm CDT | Source: WND

“Is this treason?” asked Megyn Kelly. The Fox News anchor was referring to American citizens who had joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and expected to return to the U.S. upon completing their tours of duty abroad. Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey believes that “unless [his] passport is revoked,” an American citizen who holds an American passport and who has fought for ISIS – maybe even decapitated a dhimmi or two – “is entitled to come back” to th ...
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6 weeks ago

Syria Airstrikes Failed To Cripple Khorasan Threat

Oct 9 2014 1:35pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — The barrage of U.S. cruise missiles last month aimed at a Syrian terrorist cell killed just one or two key militants, according to American intelligence officials who say the group of veteran al-Qaida fighters is still believed to be plotting attacks against U.S. and European targets. The strikes on a compound near Aleppo did not deal a crippling blow to the Khorasan Group, officia ...
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7 weeks ago

FBI: Americans in ISIS allowed to return

Oct 6 2014 9:09am CDT | Source: WND

(CBS NEWS) Do you know the name of the director of the FBI? Probably not. James Comey has been America’s top cop for just one year and he hasn’t done a major television interview until tonight. We had a lot to cover. We wanted to know whether a terrorist attack is imminent. And how hackers are breaking into our computers. Along the way, we learned surprising things about Comey himself; like the time he was held hostage at gunpoint. We sat down with 53-year-old James Comey in his command ce ...
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7 weeks ago

Comey: Chinese hackers like a 'drunk burglar'

Oct 5 2014 6:44pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey compared Chinese hackers to a "drunk burglar" who steals with reckless abandon, even as they cost ...
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7 weeks ago

James Comey Compares Chinese Hackers To A 'Drunk Burglar'

Oct 5 2014 6:01pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey compared Chinese hackers to a "drunk burglar" who steals with reckless abandon, even as they cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars every year. In an interview broadcast Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes," Comey said Chinese hackers target the intellectual property of U.S. companies in China every day. "I liken them a bit to a drunk burglar. They're kickin' in ...
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