Thursday, 21 September, 2017

Trump says he will make 'fast decision' on Comey replacement

Francis Olson | 15 May, 2017, 00:57

President Trump told reporters on May 13 that a "fast decision" could be made to name a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director to replace James Comey.

The president is considering 11 people to replace Mr Comey, a White House official said. "And that's what we want for the FBI", Trump said.

Mr McCabe contradicted Mr Trump this week, saying that Mr Comey enjoyed widespread support among the FBI's rank and file, and that the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the election was a "highly significant investigation".

"I've been working with his speech writers and I think he's going to deliver a wonderful speech that will be personal to Liberty", Falwell said in the interview.

When asked whether he could announce a nominee by Friday, when he is scheduled to leave for the Middle East and Europe on his first trip overseas as president, Trump responded, "Even that is possible".

In his first commencement address on Saturday Mr Trump urged graduates to follow their convictions but to also be willing to stand up to criticism from others who do not have the courage to do what is right.

They are among a dozen candidates being considered for the job.

British hospitals suffer major cyber attack - What do we know so far?
It was reportedly distributed by the Shadow Brokers, which claimed to have hacked an NSA-linked team of hackers last August. The NHS said in a statement on Saturday that there was no evidence that patient information had been compromised.

Trump's administration - embroiled in a deepening crisis over the sacking and its shifting explanation of events - was expected to interview the first four candidates for the post on Saturday. The announcement comes the same day Mr Trump said he could name a new FBI Director as early as next week.

The first candidate to arrive was Alice Fisher, a high-ranking Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration. John Cornyn (R-Tex.); acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe; Alice Fisher, a white-collar defense lawyer who previously led the Justice Department's criminal division; Michael J. Garcia, a judge on the New York State Court of Appeals who previously served as the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York; Adam S. Lee, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Richmond field office; and U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson, who presides over the Eastern District of Virginia.

-Former Rep. Mike Rogers of MI, who was chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

The decision is subject to confirmation by the US Senate, where Republicans have a majority.

Wittes wrote that he expects people will miss "those very features of Mr. Comey that so many Americans have come to hate over the past year".

Trump denied that account in a Fox News interview on Friday.

"Even that is possible", he told reporters when asked whether he could unveil his nominee by Friday to succeed James Comey, whose abrupt dismissal has sparked a major media firestorm and much disagreement.

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