Appointments, Confirmations & Budgets

The FBI Responds to Senator Paul, Senator Paul Lifts His Hold, and James B. Comey Gets Confirmed as FBI Director

By Raffaela Wakeman
Monday, July 29, 2013, 7:08 PM

So says the Washington Post. Here's the FBI's response to Paul's letter last week, and here is what Senator Paul said about the response as he lifted his hold (but voted against the nomination):

The FBI today responded to my questions on domestic use of surveillance drones by saying that they don’t necessarily need a warrant to deploy this technology. I disagree with this interpretation. However, given the fact that they did respond to my concerns over drone use on U.S. soil, I have decided to release my hold on the pending FBI director nominee.