New York Times: Obama to Nominate James B. Comey for FBI Director

James Comey
By Allan Lengel

President Obama appears to have opted for a former Justice Department official from the Bush days to head the FBI.

The New York Times, citing a person with knowledge of the selection, reported that James B. Comey, a hedge fund executive and a former senior Justice Department official under President George W. Bush, will be nominated to replace Robert S. Mueller III as FBI director.

The nomination must be approved by the Senate.  Comey is 52. A key front runner appeared to be Lisa O. Monaco.

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