James Comey

  • Watchdog: Comey violated FBI policies in handling of memos

    The Justice Department’s inspector general says former FBI Director James Comey violated FBI policies in his handling of memos documenting private conversations with President Donald Trump

  • Internal poll shows FBI employees lack confidence in the bureau’s leadership

    An internal poll of FBI employees has revealed a striking drop in confidence in the vision of FBI Director Christopher Wray and the bureau’s senior leadership.

  • David Hawkings: Senate productivity amid FBI director search

    The Senate is now in its second week since the firing of former FBI Director James Comey and is still in a bind. David Hawkings, senior editor of Roll Call, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the likeliness that the chamber will be able to get things done regarding confirmations or any other business.

  • Government shakeup: United we stand or divided we snarl?

    A poll by the American Psychological Association says morale at federal offices is bad and getting worse. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know what it’s like in your office.

  • David Lewis: How change in leadership impacts rank and file

    Swirling changes in leadership can have tough effects on the rank and file. That’s what the FBI is dealing with right now as long-time career agent Andrew McCabe takes over as acting director. David Lewis, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University, shares some of the management and workforce implications on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Stephen Ryan: How will Comey’s firing affect FBI rank and file?

    The FBI director is sacked. Unusual event, lots of headline and cable TV consternation. Now what? In particular, how does such turmoil affect the rank and file? What should acting Director Andrew McCabe do to soothe things? Stephen Ryan, former federal prosecutor, now a partner at McDermott, Will and Emery, gives his take on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Government’s Trumpexit in full swing … or not?

    If this isn’t take-an-expert-to-lunch month, maybe it should be, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. It’s a perfect time to check in on any crystal ball-gazers.

  • FBI whistleblowers see glimmer of hope with new law, but still face uphill battle

    A new bill signed into law by President Barack Obama should provide some relief to FBI whistleblowers, who could only report wrongdoing to a certain group of senior officials at the agency.

  • Hatch Act trending thanks to latest election twist

    Amid a sudden surge of interest, the Office of Personnel Management has given federal employees a refresher on what they can and cannot do under the Hatch Act.

  • How agencies doubled the number of new cybersecurity hires this year

    The Office of Personnel Management has been busy this year helping agencies more quickly recruit, hire and develop cyber talent, an initiative outlined in the President’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan. Agencies like the FBI and Commerce Department say they are also beginning to change their mindsets when building teams of cyber experts.