Robert Mueller, is the current head of the FBI but he is stepping down in September. There is still plenty of time to appoint a replacement but finding the right one for such a role will not be easy. Will Comey be the right man for the job?
When working with Bush, Comey stood his ground and refused to obey all of George's demands. Notably he resisted requests to carry out warrantless wiretapping as wanted by Bush. This made him an ally of sorts to Democrats, maybe even a hero. At that time Mr Comey was the acting attorney general and he did everything in his power to resist the warrantless wiretapping program.
When it came to the use of excessive force during interrogation Comey was once again in tune with Democrats as he tried to limit its use.
However, when all is said and done he is a Republican. Tony Blair in the UK tried a bi-partisan approach and it eventually back-fired on him. Comey could be a different kettle of fish but that remains to be seen. Will his appointment go ahead and if it does will it cause political waves?.
We will report back in due course.