Jul 29, 2013 — Comey is a Republican and a former Justice Department official during the George W. Bush years. His nomination sailed through the full Senate once Republican Sen. Rand Paul lifted his hold on the nominee.
May 30, 2013 — President Obama is expected to nominate James Comey to be the next FBI director. As a top official in the Justice Department during President George W. Bush's administration, James Comey became famous for standing up to a White House effort to reauthorize a controversial wiretapping program.
May 29, 2013 — Two sources familiar with the search for a new director of the agency tell NPR that James B. Comey is in line to succeed outgoing chief Robert Mueller. Comey was the No. 2 official at the Justice Department in the George W. Bush administration.