Obama chooses Bush-era Justice official to head FBI as agency faces surveillance controversy

  • Article by: NEDRA PICKLER , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 21, 2013 - 6:18 PM

WASHINGTON — As the FBI grapples with scrutiny over government surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday moved to turn the agency over to James Comey, a top Bush administration lawyer best known for defiantly refusing to go along with White House demands on warrantless wiretapping nearly a decade ago.

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