Senate confirms James Comey as next director of FBI after Rand Paul ends hold


The US Senate has confirmed James Comey as the next director of the FBI in a 93–1 vote that will see the nominee replace current director Robert Mueller, who has served in the post for 12 years. The vote passed as Senator Rand Paul (R – KY) withdrew a hold he had placed on Comey’s nomination pending questions on the nominee’s views on warrantless drone surveillance within the US.

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