President Barack Obama has reportedly tapped a former New York prosecutor to be the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Sources tell the Associated Press that James Comey, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, is the president's choice to head the agency.
As Deputy Attorney General under President George W. Bush, Comey denounced the administration's use of enhanced interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists.
He also briefly refused to reauthorize the warrant-less wire-tapping program.
If he's selected and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Comey will replace FBI director Robert Mueller, who is scheduled to step down in September.