White House: Trump interviewing 4 FBI candidates

Gov. Frank Keating speaks during a remembrance ceremony

John Cornyn of Texas, both Republicans; Alice Fisher, the former head of the Justice Department's criminal division; and Michael Garcia, a former USA attorney from Manhattan. Says he trusts Comey more than Trump.

Asked how close he is to making an announcement, Trump said, "soon". The firing also came as Comey was leading investigations into allegations that the Trump campaign and transition team had inappropriate contacts with Russian Federation.

He showed a large independent streak during his Senate years and actually won his last term as an independent after losing the Democratic Party nomination over his support for the Iraq war. Trump fired Comey from his post last week.

Lieberman served in the Senate for more than two decades and was the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2000 with then-Vice President Al Gore. Lieberman switched to being an independent in 2006. While Lieberman served as a Democratic senator from CT for more than two decades, he is not necessarily popular among Congressional Democrats. Before he began working on Capitol Hill, he was the attorney general of CT from 1983-1989. "That includes Sen. Lieberman". A former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, Keating served in the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

Keating, a Republican, served as the 25th governor from 1995 to 2003.

McCabe seems an unlikely choice.

After flirting with supporting Trump in the 2016 presidential election, he eventually decided on backing Hillary Clinton.

But he also said there had been "no effort to impede our investigation to date" - which would seem to be good news for a White House that now faces suggestions that the president might have attempted to obstruct justice.



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