Trump Says New FBI Director Nomination Could Come Next Week

Trump Says New FBI Director Nomination Could Come Next Week

Comey had come under intense scrutiny for his role in the FBI's investigation into the email practices of Trump's opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, and the reopening of the investigation just days before the election. But very well known, highly respected, really talented people.

President Donald Trump had not expected such a strong reaction over his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, he told Fox News' Jeanine Pirro in an interview that aired Saturday. Trump tweeted on Friday.

Rosenstein, less than a month into the job, wrote the memo critical of former FBI Director James Comey that President Donald Trump cited in firing Comey Tuesday.

Andrew McCabe was the FBI's deputy director until the abrupt departure of his boss.

The Intelligence Committee is in the midst of a broad investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and ties with Trump's campaign. As the Post notes, this calls into question the credibility of not only press secretary Sean Spicer, but also Vice President Pence, principal deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway.

One of those being interviewed is Republican Senator John Cornyn, the second highest-ranking member of the Senate and a former Texas Attorney General.

The other two candidates named in the U.S. press are New York Appeals Court Judge Michael Garcia and senior lawyer Alice Fisher.

The first person to be interviewed for the position was Alice Fisher, who served as assistant attorney general for the criminal division during the George W. Bush administration.

President Trump said Saturday that he could name a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by next week, as four candidates are being interviewed at agency headquarters in Washington, D.C.

In the video above, Carson calls for a special prosecutor to investigate any potential connections between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

After a meeting with Senate intelligence committee leaders on Capitol Hill Thursday, Rosenstein was asked by a reporter whether he threatened to quit.

Jeff Mason, the president of the White House Correspondents' Association, responded to the president's tweets, saying that the White House briefings and press conferences "conducted in full view of our republic's citizens, is clearly in line with the spirit of the First Amendment".



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