Senate Overwhelmingly Approves James Comey as Next FBI Director

James Comey
By Allan Lengel

No surprise here.

The Senate, by a vote of 93 to 1 gave the nod Monday to make James Comey the next FBI director. He’ll replace Robert S. Mueller III, who headed the agency for a dozen years, according to the Washington Post.

Comey, 52, was a senior Justice Department official under the Bush administration.

The FBI Agents Association issued a statement in response:

 “FBIAA, representing more than 12,000 active duty and retired Agents, congratulates James Comey on his confirmation by the Senate to be the next FBI Director. There are a number of significant issues facing the Bureau that may affect public safety and national security, including challenges resulting from sequestration and other budget cuts. We look forward to working with Mr. Comey to address these and other challenges.”


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