- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

When it comes to media impersonation, FBI director James Comey will never say never.

Mr. Comey told a group of reporters on Tuesday that he was “not willing to say never” when it came to future instances uses of the tactic, The Associated Press reported.

“I’m not willing to say never,” Mr. Comey said, AP reported. “Just as I wouldn’t say that we would never pose as an educator or a doctor or, I don’t know, a rocket scientist.”

It was revealed in November that the agency posed as a journalist from The Associated Press in 2007 in order to draw out a suspect believed to have made bomb threats in Seattle. The suspect eventually ended up clicking a fake AP website that gave away his location to the FBI.

The Associated Press requested that the FBI stop using such tactics because it believes they endanger journalists and degrade the “legacy of objectivity, truth, accuracy and integrity” of the organization.

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