FBI Director nominee James Comey, center, talks Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., right, and committee member Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, prior to the start of the committee's hearing on Comey's nomination. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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FBI Director nominee James Comey, center, talks Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., right, and committee member Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, prior to the start of the committee's hearing on Comey's nomination. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)