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Senate Confirms Comey as FBI Director

July 29, 2013
James Comey
The U.S. Senate confirmed James B. Comey as FBI director (file photo)

The U.S. Senate Monday voted 93-1 to confirm the nomination of James B. Comey to be the next FBI director.

Comey will replace Robert S. Mueller III, who is required to vacate his post as head of the FBI on Sept. 3.

The bipartisan vote, with two senators voting "present," came after Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., lifted his hold on Comey's nomination after the FBI briefed Paul on the domestic use of surveillance drones, USA Today reported.

Comey, 52, was deputy attorney general in the George W. Bush administration and later worked for Lockheed Martin and HSBC.

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