Is FBI’s Aggressive Comey Another Hoover?

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FBI Director James Comey. Photo by Rich Gerard via Flickr

There is a growing consensus that FBI Director James Comey has wielded the powers of his office more aggressively than anyone since J. Edgar Hoover, who died in 1972, to the consternation, and even anger, of some of his colleagues, says Politico. Comey has injected his views into executive branch deliberations on issues such as sentencing reform and the roots of violence against police officers. He has undermined key presidential priorities such as crafting a coherent federal policy on cybersecurity . . .

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