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FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2104, before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on current and projected national security threats against the US. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2104, before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on current and projected national security threats against the US. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama talks with FBI Director James Comey during Comey's installation as FBI director, Monday, Oct. 28,2013, at FBI Headquarters in Washington. The president said he picked Comey to lead the FBI after interviewing many other candidates for the job. The president said at an installation ceremony for the new FBI director Monday afternoon that it wasn't Comey's educational or professional background that made him the the choice. He said it was a sense that Comey knows what's right and what's wrong. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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James B. Comey was confirmed by the Senate to become FBI director Monday via a 93-1 vote, with Sen. Rand Paul the only dissenter. Mr. Comey, who served as deputy attorney general under President George W. Bush, succeeds Robert S. Mueller III. "James Comey has big shoes to fill," said Sen. Patrick J. Leahy. (Associated Press)