Obama nominates Comey to head FBI

Obama nominates Comey to head FBI

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama nominated James Comey as FBI director Friday, saying Comey will strike a balance between national security and civil liberties.

Obama schedule for Friday, June 21

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama's schedule Friday includes a personnel announcement in the Rose Garden, the White House said.

Obama set to nominate Comey to head FBI

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama plans to nominate a former prosecutor and Bush administration official as FBI director, a White House official told Politico.
Obama selects former Bush Justice Dept. official to head FBI

Obama selects former Bush Justice Dept. official to head FBI

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- President Obama intends to nominate James Comey, a deputy attorney general in the George W. Bush administration, to lead the FBI, The New York Times reported.

Official: Cheney pushed for eavesdropping

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- A former U.S. Justice Department official told senators that Vice President Dick Cheney disagreed with objections to a secret surveillance program.

Ashcroft almost quit over eavesdropping

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft nearly resigned after the White House recertified an anti-terrorism program, another former official told Congress.

Justice Dept. opening may be significant

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Deputy Attorney General James Comey's move to Lockheed Martin this week leaves a void in who will officially oversee the CIA leak case.

Comey stepping down at Justice

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- Deputy Attorney General James Comey says he intends to resign his No. 2 position at the U.S. Justice Department and return to the private sector this fall.

Ashcroft recused from leak investigation

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft recused himself from a probe into the leak of a CIA officer's name, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
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James Comey
Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Justice Department and the recent firings of nine U.S. Attorneys, in Washington on May 15, 2007. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

James B. Comey, Jr. was Deputy Attorney General of the United States, serving in President George W. Bush's administration. As Deputy Attorney General, Comey became the second-highest ranking official in the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and ran the day-to-day operations of the Department, serving in that position from December 2003 through August 2005. He was appointed to the position after serving as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. In December 2003, as Deputy Attorney General, Comey appointed the U.S. Attorney in Chicago, close friend and former colleague Patrick Fitzgerald, as Special Counsel to head the CIA leak grand jury investigation after Attorney General John Ashcroft recused himself. In August 2005, Comey left the DOJ and he became General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Lockheed Martin.

Comey graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1982, majoring in chemistry and religion. His senior thesis analyzed the liberal theologian Reinhold Niebuhr and the conservative televangelist Jerry Falwell, emphasizing their common belief in public action.

He received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Chicago Law School in 1985.

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