James Comey

The man who would become the first new Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation facing Senate questioning Tuesday.

FOX News Radio White House Correspondent Mike Majchrowitz reports on the judiciary confirmation hearing of James Comey as part of our on-going series on national security:

Securing America.

It's expected James Comey will be confirmed as the next FBI Director. But this hearing may revive some old disputes about war on terror policies. Mike German at the American Civil Liberties Union, says Comey's work in the Justice Department ties him to controversial Bush-era policies like waterboarding:

German: "Deputy Attorney General during a period of the Bush Administration where some very onerous and unconstitutional policies were approved."

Former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says Comey showed both independence and leadership.

Fitzgerald: "It's easy for people to second guess any decision later, but I think he made the right calls and did it under extreme pressure."

Fitzgerald notes Comey stood up against the early Bush warrantless wiretap program, forcing significant changes.

Mike Majchrowitz, FOX News Radio.