Nightly News   |  May 30, 2013

Obama nominates James Comey as FBI Director

Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Comey oversaw the prosecutions of Martha Stewart, WorldCom executives and international drug dealers. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> president obama is set to nominate a new fbi director . former deputy attorney general james comey , a republican who broke with president bush in 2004 refusing to reauthorize the warrantless wiretapping plan. as u.s. attorney for the southern district of new york he oversaw the prosecutions among others of martha stewart , executives of worldcom and international drug dealers . comey would succeed robert mueller whose term ends in september. the fbi director is a ten-year appointment.