President Obama officially welcomed James Comey to his new post as FBI director during a ceremony Monday at the J. Edgar Hoover Building.
The president applauded what he called Comey’s judgment and commitment, according to a White House blog.
“Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity: That’s your motto,” the President told the men and women of the FBI. “And today, we’re here to welcome a remarkable new leader for this remarkable institution, one who lives those principles out every single day: Mr. Jim Comey.”
Obama said Comey was the best choice to head the FBI.
“It’s just about impossible to find a matter of justice he has not tackled, and it’s hard to imagine somebody who is not more uniquely qualified to lead a bureau that covers all of it — traditional threats like violent and organized crime to the constantly changing threats like terrorism and cyber-security,” he said.