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FBI Director Says He's No Longer a Registered Republican

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By    |   Thursday, 07 Jul 2016 03:28 PM

FBI Director James Comey testified that he is no longer a registered Republican, according to Politico

Comey made the statement during a congressional committee's questioning about Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

Virginia Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly said, "Although our politics are different—I gather you're a Republican—is that correct?"

"I have been a registered Republican for most of my adult life, not registered any longer," Comey said.

Comey has apparently had a number of disagreements with Republicans over the course of his career.

Comey was the deputy attorney general in President George W. Bush's administration. Comey almost resigned from his job over authorization of warrantless wiretapping, when then-Attorney General John Ashcroft was ill with pancreatitis in 2004, according to the New York Times

Because of Ashcroft's illness, Comey was temporarily in charge of the Justice Department. He refused to reauthorize the wiretapping program. When Bush aides went to the hospital to convince Ashcroft to reauthorize it, Comey intercepted them by arriving at the hospital before they got there.

He disagreed with a number of Republicans by signing a brief in favor of gay marriage in 2013, according to the Daily Beast.

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