CYBERWAR/FBI/LEGAL/RUSSIA: “FBI Director James Comey signaled he has no plans to resign despite once again being at the center of a political storm — this time over probes into Russian hacking of the 2016 election and his request that Justice Department officials reject President Donald Trump’s claims that his predecessor ‘tapped’ his phones.
‘You’re stuck with me for about another six and a half years,’ Comey said Wednesday [3-8-17] at a cybersecurity conference in Boston, referring to the time remaining in his 10-year appointment to the post…
Comey didn’t address the controversy during his speech, which was focused on cybersecurity threats, or in response to questions from the audience afterward.
But he said hacking attacks are moving beyond just stealing money and data to affect the U.S. economy and security. ‘They’re increasingly attacks on our fundamental rights — the rights guaranteed to us as free people especially here in this great country,’ Comey said at the conference hosted by the FBI and Boston College.”
–Chris Strohm, “FBI’s Comey Says ‘You’re Stuck With Me’ for Another Six Years,” Bloomberg, March 8, 2017