Trump hopeful as interviews continue for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director
But very well known, highly respected, really talented people.
Trump said in an interview this week that he and Comey had dinner a week after his inauguration, and the president described the conversation as Comey asking him to keep him in his job.
“We can make a fast decision”, Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One before flying to Lynchburg, Virginia, to deliver a commencement address at Liberty University.
“I think the president looked at the situation and made a decision that the president can make”, said Paul Ryan.
Two White House officials said some of Trump’s frustration centers on what he views as unfair coverage of his decisions and overly harsh criticism of press secretary Sean Spicer, as well as deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders, who led much of the response to Comey’s firing.
Trump abruptly fired former director James Comey on Tuesday after he allegedly requested more funding from the US Department of Justice to investigate purported Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. They have argued that the White House’s explanation – that Comey was terminated due to his handling over the Clinton investigation – meant Trump could have fired him months ago.
Last week, he dismissed the idea that Mr Comey was sacked to impede the FBI’s Russian Federation probe, terming it a “phoney narrative”.
The FBI director serves a 10-year term but can be replaced by the president.
Among those interviewed was Adam Lee, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Richmond, Virginia, office. -Michael J. Garcia, a former prosecutor and associate judge on New York’s appeals court -Sen. GOP Sen. John Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate leader and a former Texas attorney general, also interviewed. Hudson, who was appointed by George W. Bush, struck down a major component of the Affordable Care Act in 2010.
Rogers, an ex-FBI agent and former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has drawn the backing of the FBI Agents Association.
At least five candidates were scheduled to be interviewed Saturday in Washington by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein. Did the president ever say anything to the director of the FBI that would be construed as trying to impede the investigation?
Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said Sessions and Rosenstein are involved in the interviews because the Federal Bureau of Investigation director reports to them as attorney general and deputy attorney general.