James Comey

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James Comey is the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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We Could Not Look the Survivors in the Eye if We Did Not Follow this Lead

The San Bernardino litigation isn't about trying to set a precedent or send any kind of message. It is about the victims and justice. Fourteen people were slaughtered and many more had their lives and bodies ruined. We owe them a thorough and professional investigation under law. That's what this is. The American people should expect nothing less from the FBI.


Encryption, Public Safety, and "Going Dark"

I am worried we are talking past each other with respect to "Going Dark," so let me try to frame it in a way that I hope is fair-minded and provides a basis for healthy discussion: These are things I believe to be true: 1. The logic of encryption will bring us, in the not-to-distant future, to a place where devices and data in motion are protected by universal strong encryption.