American lawyer who was named the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2013. He previously served as the United States Deputy Attorney General in the George W. Bush administration from 2003 to 2005. He was relieved of his duties by Donald Trump in 2017.
He grew up in Allendale, New Jersey. He attended Northern Highlands Regional High School and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School.
He has reportedly kept a copy of the FBI's request to wiretap Martin Luther King, Jr. on his desk as a reminder of organization's ability to do wrong.
He married Patrice Failor in 1987, with whom he has children named Maurene, Brien, Abby, Collin, Claire, and Kate.
He was named Director of the FBI by President Barack Obama.