CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 30, 2013
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(White House: Major Garret) President Obama’s plan to nominate James Comey, a counterterrorism official under former President George Bush, to replace Robert Mueller as FBI director featured; details given about his role in blocking efforts by White House chief of staff Andy Card and White House counsel Albert Gonzalez from bullying ailing Attorney General John Ashcroft into extending the warrantless wiretap program. [In 2007, COMEY – explains why he was prepared to resign over the power struggle between the White House and the Justice Department.] Comey’s involvement in the Martha Stewart and Lewis "Scooter" Libby cases noted.
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