Nomination of James Comey as FBI Chief

on Saturday, June 29, 2013

The US President has named James Comey as the new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) but his nomination is controversial, given his history at the justice department under former President George W Bush.

James Comey has been named as the new director of the federal Bureau of Investigation. James Comey is a well-known personality as he served in FBI during the regime of President George W bush. For the same reason, Obama nomination was criticized as the nomination was said to be controversial. Executive director of the bill of rights defense committee Shahid Buttar said it seemed that Obama was following the footsteps former President George W Bush. However, George W Bush is accused of misusing the constitution.

The Obama regime is under immense pressure about the placement of controversial appointments in different administrative departments in which most of them are related to civil services. One of the reporters from AL-Jazeera war reporting from Washington that Comey never had a good reputation as he was one of those lawyers who were practicing during Bush tenure as a president. Of the astonishing facts is that Comey was the one who signed off the interrogation techniques like sleep deprivation and water boarding, obviously it is not appreciated by the people to have that kind of placement in the FBI. Controversies have been a major hurdle for Obama as the placements that have been made are not up to the mark. A lawyer like Comey is expected to join the office soon with all the torture controversies he was involved in.

As a lawyer Comey do have an experience of serving the government. George W bush had been very kind with Comey as he was awarded the second highest ranked official job in the department of Justice. During the time spent in his office, Comey was never seen as that kind of officials who is expected to bring strong legislative measures. Comey left the job in 2005 and then went to Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin is one of the largest defense contractors in the US.

After resigning from Lockheed Martin Comey joined HSBC as a board member and also served a lecturer at Columbia University’s Law School. As per instructions of president Obama Comey would be joining FBI soon but questions were raised if it was justified to appoint a person like Comey who has so much controversy behind his name. The FBI has so far failed to handle the Boston bombing issue as suspect Ibragim Todashev was shot dead by the investigating officer. However, there were contradictions in statements given by different FBI officials. The agency is also criticized for using Drones in the US territory. There are lots of questions that are yet to be answered by the government federal agency and so far there are no satisfactory answers given to the media.

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