New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Former General Counsel at hedge fund Bridgewater Associates has been named by the senate as the new director of the FBI by a 93-to-1 margin. James Brien Comey, Jr. will succeed Robert S. Mueller III, the Washington Post reveals.
Comey was the United States Deputy Attorney General, serving in President George W. Bush’s administration. As Deputy Attorney General, Comey was the second-highest ranking official in the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and ran the day-to-day operations of the Department, serving in that office from December 2003 through August 2005. He was U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York prior to becoming Deputy Attorney General.
In 2010, he became General Counsel at Bridgewater Associates. In early 2013, he left the hedge fund to become Senior Research Scholar and Hertog Fellow on National Security Law at Columbia Law School. He also joined the London-based board of directors of HSBC Holdings.
Kentucky Republican Rand Paul was the only senator to vote against Comey.
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