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Comey: ‘You’re Stuck With Me’ For Next Six Years

FBI director was the keynote speaker at the Boston Conference on Cyber Security

FBI Director James Comey testifies during House Judiciary Committee hearing in Rayburn Building on oversight of the agency, September 28, 2016. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Speaking at a cybersecurity conference in Boston, FBI director James Comey seemed to put to rest any speculation that he will be leaving his position.

“You’re stuck with me for about another six and a half years,” Comey told the audience on Wednesday. 

Comey was at Boston College to deliver the keynote address at the Boston Conference on Cyber Security, a daylong conference featuring speakers from companies like IBM Security and Symantec.

Comey was making reference to 10-year term limit for the FBI director position, of which he has served more than three years of.

The past few months have been tumultuous for Comey, who has been criticized from both sides of the political aisle.

Comey’s initial decision in the Hillary Clinton email investigation brought  ire from Republicans who thought the FBI director was too lenient. His eventual reopening and closing of the Clinton case shortly before the 2016 presidential election was considered by many liberals to be a defining factor in Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump.

Comey’s time in the center of political storms continued with his recent request for the Department of Justice to push back against President Trump’s claims that former President Barack Obama ordered wiretaps on Trump Tower phones.

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