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US President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House as he nominates Jim Comey, of Yonkers, to be the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Comey, a deputy attorney general under George W. Bush, would replace Robert Mueller, who is stepping down from the agency he has led since the week before the September 11, 2001 attacks. (June 21, 2013)(Credit: Getty Images)

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James Comey is nominated by President Obama to become FBI director

James Comey, a senior Justice Department official under President George W. Bush, is nominated to be the next FBI director by President Obama. (June 21, 2013)