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FBI nominee says surveillance can be valuable tool

The Obama administration's nominee to become the next FBI director, James Comey, told members of Congress on Tuesday that federal judges who oversee government intelligence programs are "anything but a rubber stamp." But Comey also agreed to work with legislators to improve the laws governing surveiFull story

Nominee for FBI director says waterboarding is torture

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - James Comey, the man nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next FBI director, said on Tuesday that he believed the use of waterboarding as an interrogation technique was torture and illegal. Full story

Obama says FBI nominee Comey will balance privacy, security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In nominating Jim Comey to be the next FBI director on Friday, President Barack Obama said the former Justice Department official will help strike a balance between the need for information on terrorist plots and respecting Americans' privacy. Full story

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The Gaggle talks with Daily Rundown guest host Peter Alexander about President Barack Obama’s upcoming nomination of former Bush official James Comey has FBI Director. 

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U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy (D-VT) sits beside Jim Comey , President Barack Obama's nominee to be director of the FBI, in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 26, 2013. In nominating Comey to be the next FBI director on Friday, President Barack Obama said the former

Leahy welcomes Comey, nominee to be director of the FBI, in to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington
Leahy welcomes Comey, nominee to be director of the FBI, in to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy (D-VT) welcomes Jim Comey , President Barack Obama's nominee to be director of the FBI, in to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 26, 2013. In nominating Comey to be the next FBI director on Friday, President Barack Obama said the former

Leahy sits with Comey, nominee to be director of the FBI, in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington
Leahy sits with Comey, nominee to be director of the FBI, in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy (D-VT) sits with Jim Comey , President Barack Obama's nominee to be director of the FBI, in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 26, 2013. In nominating Comey to be the next FBI director on Friday, President Barack Obama said the former J

Leahy shakes hands as he welcomes Comey, nominee to be director of the FBI, in to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington
Leahy shakes hands as he welcomes Comey, nominee to be director of the FBI, in to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy (D-VT) shakes hands as he welcomes Jim Comey , President Barack Obama's nominee to be director of the FBI, in to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 26, 2013. In nominating Comey to be the next FBI director on Friday, President Barack Ob