Published: Fri, March 10, 2017
Science | By Boyd Webster

FBI Director James Comey vows to serve full 10-year term

FBI Director James Comey vows to serve full 10-year term

During a Wednesday morning appearance at Boston College, FBI Director James Comey stated unequivocally that he will not step down from his post.

But, he said, Americans "have a reasonable expectation of privacy in our homes, in our cars, in our devices".

WikiLeaks revelations describing secret Central Intelligence Agency hacking tools allegedly used to break into computers, mobile phones and even smart TVs have Americans wondering if the Central Intelligence Agency is listening to their conversations.

President Obama appointed Comey, a former NY prosecutor, to the post in 2013.

"The FBI is an addictive life", said Comey, who said the agency is trying to be a "little cooler".

After Trump's explosive accusation Saturday - for which the White House has still not provided any evidence - Comey privately asked the Justice Department to dispute the allegation. His comments also come after President Donald Trump accused, without having any proof, President Barack Obama of wiretapping phones at Trump Tower.

While the Federal Bureau of Investigation director wants to enjoy the privacy of Instagram, he doesn't want "commoners" to have the same feelings for their own private lives.

FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday again called for an "adult conversation" about encryption, saying its growing use is making it increasingly hard for law enforcement officials to investigate crimes.

Comey, who himself has come under fire following his decision previous year to reopen an investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email in the waning hours of the 2016 presidential election, said that the FBI values privacy and security. Comey also said, "There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America". He said, "We all value privacy, I hope".

And now, USA intelligence has taken its second powerhouse hit this week in their PR battle to convince Americans that security comes at a cost. That is something we need to talk about.

Comey, who was the subject of new intrigue after President Trump sent out a flurry of unsubstantiated weekend tweets accusing President Obama of having his phones tapped, revealed his plans at a conference on cybersecurity.

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