James Comey nominated as new FBI director
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.
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