US Senate confirms Comey to be next FBI director

July 30, 2013 01:22

WASHINGTON - Former Deputy US Attorney General James Comey, a Republican, won Senate confirmation on Monday as President Barack Obama's pick to head the FBI.

Comey, 52, will replace Robert Mueller, who has led the bureau since shortly before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. The vote was 93-1.

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