James Comey

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Person.png James Comey   C-SPAN SourcewatchRdf-icon.png
(lawyer, spook)
James Comey.jpg
Born James Brien Comey Jr.
Yonkers, New York, U.S.
Alma mater University of Chicago Law School
Religion Roman Catholic
Children 5
Spouse Patrice Failor
Party Republican
An insider who decided not to prosecute Hillary Clinton

Flag of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation.svg Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
September 4, 2013 - May 9, 2017
Deputy Mark Giuliano, Andrew McCabe
Preceded by Robert Mueller
Succeeded by Andrew McCabe

Flag of the United States Attorney General.png United States Deputy Attorney General Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
December 9, 2003 - August 15, 2005
Boss Alberto Gonzales
Succeeded by Paul McNulty

Employment.png United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York

In office
January 7, 2002 - December 15, 2003
Preceded by Mary Jo White

James Comey was FBI director until he was fired after Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein prepared a three page memorandum into his handling of Hillary Clinton's Private email server.[1]


A colleague of Chuck Rosenberg (who was later made Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration).

FBI Director

Comey told the US Congress that the encryption debate is the most difficult question he has encountered in government. He stated that he does not want the FBI to be involved in "the policy-making business." Instead, he wants the FBI to “explain to folks what the costs are” of not allowing law enforcement access to encrypted communications.[2]

He decided that Hillary Clinton should not be prosecuted for have an illegal email server at her home.[3]

HSBC Director

Comey is also a director of HSBC.[3]