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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brainerdguyJun. 20, 1310:11 PM

jr. bush's former No. 2 at the Justice Department or not, I'm betting the republicons are against him!!! Why? Because President Obama is FOR him!!!

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drposterJun. 21, 13 4:44 PM

I'm a conservative, and I've got no complaints. The only down side is he has to work under Holder.

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adliblogJun. 22, 13 5:32 PM

I'm betting the republicons are against him!!! Why? Because President Obama is FOR him!!! *** The Snowden affair must have Teapublicans pretty confused just now. One of their leaders calls Edward Snowden a patriot on libertarian grounds and another one denounces him for treason, a capitol crime. The Obama administration only wants the fugitive to stand trial for espionage and theft of government property but not for treason. Odds are that Republicans for lack of any real consensus will accept Obama's nomination for FBI director since few will dispute his demonstrated loyalty to the DOJ.

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