Dateline DC, May 29, 2013.
James Comey, a former top legal beagle appointed by George the W, was selected by President Obama to take the top slot at the FBI.
His top competition, Lisa Monaco, was considered too close to the faux Ben Ghazzi Scandal, currently peddled by Congressman Issa.
Before anyone here gets all high (weel, on second thought, that is OK) and mighty, reach back to the days when General Ashcroft was suffering from intense pain in the local Hospital, and Comey refused to cave into the White House thugs who wanted an unconstitutional expansion of domestic surveillance on Americans.
Amazingly, Ashcroft held his ground and stated that Comey had full authority. Comey objected so much to the expansion of powers, that he threatened to resign.
Shortly afterward, W had a private meeting with Comey, and two things happened. Comey withdrew his threat to resign, and W caved in to Comey's demands for changes to the law.
Comey also is on record for saying that while every top appointee is naturally "political", he thought it critical that, at least within the DOJ, politics must be left at the door.
The Wiki has a nice, even handed article about him.
I don't know how you feel, but I am very satisfied with this appointment. The rule of law MUST be applied fairly, and the powers of the Feeblies are huge. His appointment does not mean there won't be any mistakes, but it sure seems like a solid choice.