James Comey

James Brien Comey Jr. (born December 14, 1960) is an American lawyer who was the 7th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 2013 until his dismissal in May 2017. Comey had been a registered Republican for most of his adult life but recently described himself as unaffiliated. Comey was the U.S.
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  • Trump on holding rally during hurricane: I couldn't disappoint my fans
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    Trump on holding rally during hurricane: I couldn't disappoint my fans

    The president defended his decision to go ahead with a political rally in Pennsylvania as Hurricane Michael ripped across the southeastern U.S., saying he could not disappoint his many fans.

  • James Comey at NJPAC: 'I never imagined I would be an unemployed celebrity'
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    James Comey at NJPAC: 'I never imagined I would be an unemployed celebrity'

    Fomer FBI Director James Comey grew up in Allendale and still has ties to the community. NEWARK — Prior to the April release of his best-selling book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership," former FBI Director James Comey replied to yet another critical tweet from President Donald Trump by saying, "Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon. And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not." Thursday, a supportive audience heard from Comey during a sold-out speaking engagement at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, where he focused on the topic of leadership, filtered through his experience working for three presidents. "It was never my intention,

  • Fired FBI director James Comey says Trump-ordered limited probe of Kavanaugh is 'deeply flawed and designed to thwart the fact-gathering process'
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    Fired FBI director James Comey says Trump-ordered limited probe of Kavanaugh is 'deeply flawed and designed to thwart the fact-gathering process'

    Ousted FBI director James Comey has criticised the “flawed” limited nature of the probe ordered by Donald Trump into his Supreme Court nominee, saying it was seemingly “designed to thwart the fact-gathering process”. Mr Trump ordered the FBI to carry out an additional background check into Brett Kavanaugh after a Republican senator, Jeff Flake, said he would not vote to confirm him without such an investigation. There is confusion and disagreement about who the FBI has been authorised to speak to, with Democrats saying because of this, the probe is “a farce”.

  • Fired FBI director James Comey says Trump-ordered limited probe of Kavanaugh is 'deeply flawed and designed to thwart the fact-gathering process'
    The Independent

    Fired FBI director James Comey says Trump-ordered limited probe of Kavanaugh is 'deeply flawed and designed to thwart the fact-gathering process'

    Ousted FBI director James Comey has criticised the “flawed” limited nature of the probe ordered by Donald Trump into his Supreme Court nominee, saying it was seemingly “designed to thwart the fact-gathering process”. Mr Trump ordered the FBI to carry out an additional background check into Brett Kavanaugh after a Republican senator, Jeff Flake, said he would not vote to confirm him without such an investigation. There is confusion and disagreement about who the FBI has been authorised to speak to, with Democrats saying because of this, the probe is “a farce”.

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    Comey blasts Kavanaugh probe deadline, says FBI shouldn't have 'shot clock'

    Former FBI Director James Comey criticized the time frame of the bureau's ongoing review into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's background Sunday, writing in a New York Times op-ed that "it is idiotic to put a shot clock on the FBI." Comey, who was fired by President Trump in May 2017, conceded that an investigation that must be wrapped up by Friday was better than no investigation at all. But he also wrote that "the process is deeply flawed, and apparently designed to thwart the fact-gathering process." "If truth were the only goal, there would be no clock, and the investigation wouldn't have been sought after the Senate Judiciary Committee already endorsed the nominee," Comey wrote. "Instead,

  • FBI reaches out to second woman who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct
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    FBI reaches out to second woman who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

    The FBI has begun contacting people as part of an additional background investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, including a second woman who alleges that the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her. The bureau has reached out to Deborah Ramirez, a Yale University classmate of Kavanaugh's who alleges that he shoved his genitals in her face at a party where she had been drinking and become disoriented, her attorney said Saturday. “She has agreed to cooperate with their investigation,” Ramirez attorney John Clune said in a statement. “Out of respect for the integrity of the process, we will have no further comment at this time.” President Donald Trump ordered the new background investigation

  • 'Little lies point to bigger lies': James Comey writes that the FBI's investigation into Kavanaugh won't be 'as hard as Republicans hope it will be'
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    'Little lies point to bigger lies': James Comey writes that the FBI's investigation into Kavanaugh won't be 'as hard as Republicans hope it will be'

    Former FBI director James Comey wrote in an op-ed Sunday that the FBI's background check into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will not be "as hard as Republicans hope it will be." FBI investigators "know that little lies point to bigger lies," Comey wrote. "They know that obvious lies by the nominee about the meaning of words in a yearbook are a flashing signal to dig deeper." It's unclear how deep the FBI will be able to dig, however, because Republicans and the White House have imposed significant constraints on the scope of the background check. The former FBI director, James Comey, weighed in Sunday on the recent firestorm surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the decision

  • Comey blasts Kavanaugh probe deadline, says FBI shouldn't have 'shot clock'
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    Comey blasts Kavanaugh probe deadline, says FBI shouldn't have 'shot clock'

    Former FBI Director James Comey criticized the time frame of the bureau's ongoing review into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's background Sunday, writing in a New York Times op-ed that "it is idiotic to put a shot clock on the FBI." Comey, who was fired by President Trump in May 2017, conceded that an investigation that must be wrapped up by Friday was better than no investigation at all. But he also wrote that "the process is deeply flawed, and apparently designed to thwart the fact-gathering process." "If truth were the only goal, there would be no clock, and the investigation wouldn't have been sought after the Senate Judiciary Committee already endorsed the nominee," Comey wrote. "Instead,

  • James Comey approves of FBI investigation into Kavanaugh
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    James Comey approves of FBI investigation into Kavanaugh

    WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former FBI Director James Comey expressed his approval of the reopening of the bureau's background check into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, writing in a New York Times op-ed that the assigned deadline is "idiotic." "It is idiotic to put a shot clock on the F.B.I. But it is better to give professionals seven days to find facts than have no professional investigation at all," he wrote in the op-ed published Sunday. Comey wrote that he is confident in the FBI agents' ability to sufficiently conduct an investigation into claims of sexual misconduct made against Kavanaugh by several women. The investigation, which was approved last week by President Donald Trump, has temporarily

  • Comey Weighs In On Kavanaugh Probe: 'Little Lies Point To Bigger Lies'
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    Comey Weighs In On Kavanaugh Probe: 'Little Lies Point To Bigger Lies'

    Former FBI Director James Comey weighed in on the bureau’s investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.

  • Comey defends FBI's ability to investigate Kavanaugh
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    Comey defends FBI's ability to investigate Kavanaugh

    Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyYale classmate says Kavanaugh misled Congress on his drinking habits Ex-Trump aide: If FBI can investigate Clinton emails in days, it can investigate Kavanaugh in a week Comey: FBI sees Kavanaugh's yearbook claims as 'flashing signal to dig deeper' MORE is defending the FBI's ability to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  Comey in a New York Times op-ed published Sunday stood up for the bureau's integrity and efficiency, saying it is staffed by "people who just want to figure out what's true" even "on a seven-day clock." "It is better to give professionals seven days to find facts than have

  • 'Little lies point to bigger lies': James Comey writes that the FBI's investigation into Kavanaugh won't be 'as hard as Republicans hope it will be'
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    'Little lies point to bigger lies': James Comey writes that the FBI's investigation into Kavanaugh won't be 'as hard as Republicans hope it will be'

    The former FBI director, James Comey, weighed in Sunday on the recent firestorm surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the decision to order an FBI investigation into the sexual-misconduct allegations against him. In an op-ed published by The New York Times, Comey wrote that "the FBI is up for this," referring to the background check. "It's not as hard as Republicans hope it will be." Comey continued, "FBI agents are experts at interviewing people and quickly dispatching leads to their colleagues around the world to follow with additional interviews. Unless limited in some way by the Trump administration, they can speak to scores of people in a few days, if necessary." But multiple