WESTPORT, Conn. – Westport resident James Comey was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Monday to become the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, USA Today reports.
The Senate voted 93-1, the newspaper reports
The Yonkers native — who was nominated for the position last month by President Barack Obama — will replace Robert Mueller, who is stepping down in September after 12 years as director.
Comey, 52, a Republican, served as deputy attorney general from December 2003 through August 2005 under President George W. Bush. He was U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York before that.
From 2005 to 2010, he worked as general counsel at Lockheed Martin Corp.
In 2010, Comey became general counsel of the Westport-based hedge fund Bridgewater Associates. Earlier this year, he left Bridgewater to become senior research scholar and Hertog Fellow on National Security at Columbia University Law School in New York.
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