Senate Judiciary Committee Sets Comey Nomination Hearing for July 9
By Jennifer Koons | June 27, 2022 6:19 pm

The Senate Judiciary Committee will take up James Comey’s nomination to lead the FBI on July 9.

President Barack Obama nominates James Comey (left) to replace Robert Mueller (right) as head of the FBI (June 21, 2022)

Comey met privately with committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Wednesday. Ranking member Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) plans to meet with the nominee following the July 4th recess.

President Barack Obama, who nominated the former Deputy Attorney General on June 21, has praised his “fierce independence and deep integrity.”

And supporters are already coming forward to sing his praises.

Chief Craig Steckler, president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police sent Leahy a letter praising Comey’s “years of experience, his expertise and his record of success” at DOJ.

“His years of experience as Deputy Attorney General of the United States have provided him the opportunity to work with law enforcement agencies and he has gained a unique understanding of the challenges and the complexities agencies face in combating crime, terrorism, and other daily threats to our communities and the citizens they serve,” Steckler wrote.

The full Senate is expected to vote on the nomination before the August recess since outgoing director Robert Mueller’s term concludes on Sept. 4.

The committee will meet at 10 a.m. in room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

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