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Richard Cohen / Comey is a bad choice to lead FBI

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Posted: Thursday, July 4, 2013 12:01 am

It was probably the most famous hospital visit since Bob Woodward snuck into the room of dying CIA Director William J. Casey in 1987. This time it was James Comey, a deputy attorney general, who in 2004 rushed to the bedside of Attorney General John Ashcroft and implored him not to reauthorize the government's warrantless spying program. Ashcroft stayed his pen - and Comey, having virtually committed an act of civil disobedience, became something of a Washington legend. He is now Barack Obama's choice to head up the FBI. I applaud him with one hand.

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