James Comey nominated as new FBI director

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 09:43

Washington: US President Barack Obama has nominated former deputy attorney general James Comey as the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Speaking at a White House ceremony Friday, Obama praised Comey`s "fierce independence and deep integrity" and his ability to handle challenges, Xinhua reported.

Comey was the No 2 official in former president George W Bush`s Justice Department.

If approved by Congress, Comey will replace incumbent Director Robert Mueller, whose term was extended at Obama`s request by two years and is scheduled to expire in September.


First Published: Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 09:43
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