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James B. Comey Esq.

Self Description

April 2015: "On September 4, 2013, James B. Comey was sworn in as the seventh Director of the FBI. A Yonkers, New York native, James Comey graduated from the College of William & Mary and the University of Chicago Law School. Following law school, Comey served as an assistant United States attorney for both the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of Virginia. Comey returned to New York to become the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. In 2003, he became the deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Comey left DOJ in 2005 to serve as general counsel and senior vice president at defense contractor Lockheed Martin. Five years later, he joined Bridgewater Associates, a Connecticut-based investment fund, as its general counsel."

Third-Party Descriptions

April 2015: 'In the category of “no good deed goes unpunished,” we now have the speech of FBI Director James B. Comey at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. He said some remarkable things. The first is that he requires all his agents and analysts to visit the museum so that they can acquaint themselves with evil. The second is that he personally is so “haunted” by the Holocaust that “it has long stood as a stumbling block to faith.”'

April 2015: '“It is critical that the Bureau identify and address the systemic factors that allowed this far-reaching problem to occur and continue for more than a decade,” the lawmakers wrote FBI Director James B. Comey on March 27, as findings were being finalized.'

June 2013: 'George W Bush briefly "discontinued" that bulk internet metadata collection, involving Americans, after a dramatic rebellion in March 2004 by senior figures at the Justice Department and FBI, as the Washington Post first reported. One of the leaders of that rebellion was deputy attorney general James Comey, whom Barack Obama nominated last week to run the FBI.'

June 2007: Comey's disclosures, made in response to written questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee, indicate that Cheney and his aides were more closely involved than previously known in a fierce internal battle over the legality of the warrantless surveillance program. The program allowed the National Security Agency to monitor phone calls and e-mails between the United States and overseas.

December 2002: United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Organization Executive (past or present) Bridgewater Associates Organization Apr 21, 2015
Student/Trainee (past or present) College of William and Mary (W&M) Organization Apr 21, 2015
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Organization Apr 21, 2015
Organization Executive (past or present) Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Justice Department/Department of Justice (DOJ) Organization
Organization Executive (past or present) Lockheed Martin Corporation Organization Apr 21, 2015
Student/Trainee (past or present) University of Chicago Organization Apr 21, 2015
Subordinate of (past or present) Attorney General John Ashcroft Person Jun 27, 2013
Appointed/Selected by Pres. Barack Hussein Obama Esq. Person Apr 21, 2015

Articles and Resources

Date Resource Read it at:
Apr 20, 2015 The FBI director’s larger message on the Holocaust

QUOTE: this effort to blame the Holocaust solely on the Germans — and soon, I bet, only on those Germans who were Nazis — is a historical whitewash. The Nazis originated and implemented the murder of Jews. Still, they had help, less in Poland than in some other nations — France, are you paying attention? — and they were often operating in areas where Jews had already been dehumanized.

Washington Post
Apr 18, 2015 FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades

QUOTE: The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000. Of 28 examiners with the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair comparison unit, 26 overstated forensic matches in ways that favored prosecutors in more than 95 percent of the 268 trials reviewed so far...

Washington Post
Jun 27, 2013 NSA collected US email records in bulk for more than two years under Obama

QUOTE: The Obama administration for more than two years permitted the National Security Agency to continue collecting vast amounts of records detailing the email and internet usage of Americans...under the program, launched in 2001, a federal judge sitting on the secret surveillance panel called the Fisa court would approve a bulk collection order for internet metadata "every 90 days"... The collection of these records began under the Bush administration's wide-ranging warrantless surveillance program, collectively known by the NSA codename Stellar Wind.

Guardian Unlimited
Jun 07, 2007 Official: Cheney Urged Wiretaps: Stand-In for Ashcroft Alleges Interference

QUOTE: Vice President Cheney told Justice Department officials that he disagreed with their objections to a secret surveillance program during a high-level White House meeting in March 2004, a former senior Justice official told senators yesterday. .... The program allowed the National Security Agency to monitor phone calls and e-mails between the United States and overseas.

Washington Post
May 17, 2007 Nixon Rides Again: It's only illegal when the president agrees it's illegal.

QUOTE: The story isn't who picked on a sick guy or even who did or didn't break laws. The story is who gets to decide what's legal. And the president's now-familiar claim, a la Richard Nixon, is that it's never illegal when he does it.

May 16, 2007 Gonzales Hospital Episode Detailed: Ailing Ashcroft Pressured on Spy Program, Former Deputy Says

QUOTE: Attorney General John D. Ashcroft lay ill in an intensive-care unit, his deputy, James B. Comey, received an urgent call. White House Counsel Alberto R. Gonzales and President Bush's chief of staff, Andrew H. Card Jr., were on their way to the hospital to persuade Ashcroft to reauthorize Bush's domestic surveillance program, which the Justice Department had just determined was illegal.

Washington Post
May 12, 2007 Colleagues Cite Partisan Focus by Justice Official

QUOTE: Ms. Goodling also moved to block the hiring of prosecutors with résumés that suggested they might be Democrats, even though they were seeking posts that were supposed to be nonpartisan. And she helped maintain lists of all the United States attorneys that graded their loyalty to the Bush administration.

New York Times
Dec 27, 2002 Collar-Blind Law or Smear? Opinion Split on Complaints: Prosecutors Call Tactics Appropriate

QUOTE: The increasing use of such criminal complaints, tactics usually reserved for drug dealers and killers who might skip the country, are appreciated by prosecutors and condemned by defense attorneys and some civil libertarians.

Washington Post
Aug 08, 2002 Former Imclone Chief Indicted

QUOTE: A federal grand jury here indicted former ImClone Systems Inc. chief executive Samuel Waksal today on 13 counts of securities fraud, bank fraud, perjury, obstruction of justice and other charges...

Washington Post