Trump admin to interview candidates to replace Comey

He had called for such an investigation of Democrat Hillary Clinton's private email server while she was Obama's secretary of state.

Neither Gowdy nor Cornyn has indicated a formal interest in the position.

While Cornyn is one of the more popular members of the Senate GOP Conference, a number of his colleagues are skeptical that he would be the right choice for the job, anxious that such a pick would be viewed as too political at a time when many critics are questioning whether Comey was sacked to slow-walk the FBI's investigation into alleged Russian coordination with the Trump campaign during last year's elections.

The Trump administration is considering almost a dozen candidates, including Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, to replace fired FBI Director James Comey, a media report said today.

Cornyn and U.S. Sen. "Were he to be, he's certainly more than qualified". The school wasn't immediately available for comment. The former Republican senator from Alabama sharply criticized Cornyn's bipartisan effort a year ago to overhaul the nation's criminal justice system and revise some 1980s and '90s-era federal "tough on crime" laws. He is the second-ranking Republican in the Senate.

"Dems are going to hate me for this". Alternatively, he could stick to running against Cruz, and U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro of San Antonio, who passed on running in 2018 at least in part because he would have had to surrender his House seat to do it, could run to serve the rest of Cornyn's term without risking his House seat. "He's as honest as the day is long".

As leaks from White House staffers have expanded in the wake of the ouster, the unnamed Trump administration source affirmed that "the White House's explanation changed dramatically over a 48-hour period".

Fisher was in charge of the criminal division of the Justice Department when lobbyist Jack Abramoff was prosecuted in a corruption case. "We have the right to decide if we want to refuse to sit and listen to the words of a politician who chooses to use his political power in ways that continually harm marginalized and oppressed people".

"The Department of Justice is screening candidates, and I'm sure that as they feel as though they've got a list of finalists, they'll share that with the president and he'll make a decision", Spicer said. Although Cornyn remained relatively neutral in last year's election, he hit Trump after video came out in which the presidential contender claimed he kissed women whenever he wanted and grabbed them by the crotch.

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill on May 11, 2017 in Washington.

Democrats have vowed to try to block the new Federal Bureau of Investigation director until Rosenstein names a special prosecutor to investigate the Russian Federation probe.

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