Senate OKs James Comey As Next FBI Director

Law360, Los Angeles (July 29, 2013, 9:04 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate approved President Barack Obama's nomination of James B. Comey as the FBI's next director Monday by an overwhelming vote of 93 to 1 after a senator critical of the FBI's domestic use of surveillance drones agreed not to block the pick.

Comey, a Republican, won favor among Democrats when he refused to reauthorize former President George W. Bush's warrantless wiretapping program while serving as deputy attorney general in Bush's administration. Current FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III is slated to step down in...
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