Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Who Will Be The Next FBI Director?

Andrew McCabe, right, in 2015. With him is Dana J. Boente, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. (FBI)

CNN: The people Trump could pick to replace Comey

(CNN)By firing FBI director James Comey on Tuesday, President Donald Trump has created a near-impossible standard for his replacement.

Some Republicans, in an attempt to protect Trump's decision to fire Comey in the midst of his investigation into Trump associates, Russia and the 2016 election, argued that his replacement will have to be someone who has unquestionable credibility with a deep background in law enforcement matters.

Democrats agree, but argue Trump's next FBI director must also have no connections to Trump politically or professionally, making it impossible for anyone to question the next director's conflict of interest.

Working in Trump's favor is the fact that his next FBI director only needs 51 votes to get through the Senate.

Here's a list of people Trump could pick to replace Comey:

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Update #1: Some names Trump might consider in picking a new FBI chief (AP)
Update #2: Five candidates under consideration for acting FBI director (L.A. Times)

WNU Editor: I have no clue on who will be nominated ..... but my guess is that we will know in the coming weeks.

1 comment:

Jay Farquharson said...

Robert Hanssen will be the nominee, but he won't get confirmed.