Cornyn, who the officials say was intrigued by the idea and initially interested, ultimately withdrew from consideration after a number of his colleagues said they believed Trump should shy away from picking a GOP politician.
At this point, it's far from a sure-thing strategy - while there is no shortage of Republicans who have expressed problems with how and when James Comey was sacked from the FBI's top spot, there has been no rush to embrace Democratic calls for a special counsel.
On Monday, South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy announced that he, too, removed himself from consideration.
A source familiar with Cornyn's thinking said the senator felt "obligated" to consider the job because his friend, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asked him to. The latest involved firing the FBI director leading the investigation into Russian meddling in the USA election (and possible collusion by the Trump campaign), and then the president outing an important intelligence source to Russian visitors in the Oval Office.
Trump, who abruptly fired Comey Tuesday, appears poised to act quickly on finding his replacement, which will require Senate confirmation.
United Kingdom general election: Theresa May launches manifesto The value of the pound has tumbled since Britons voted to leave the bloc, pushing costs up and driving inflation past wage growth. The platform signals that May is more willing than her predecessor, David Cameron, to let the state intervene in markets.
"My suspicion is he may be ready for a new challenge; he's been in the Senate now for quite a while", said Vanderbilt University law professor Brian Fitzpatrick, who worked as Cornyn's special counsel on the Supreme Court nominations of John Roberts and Samuel Alito.
The termination letter from President Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey is photographed in Washington, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. If confirmed, his role as Senate Majority Whip would be up for grabs. But Trump has remained leery of Ayotte, who publicly broke with him during his presidential campaign and criticized him, according to people close to the White House. "I am excited that he is the type of candidate President Trump is considering for such an important position", said Ratcliffe.
■ J. Michael Luttig: Luttig is a former Justice Department lawyer and federal appeals court judge who was appointed by President George H.W. Bush.
"I think the likelihood of Republican defections for Cornyn is really low", Mackowiak said. Cornyn would be a popular choice, but Sen.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska was the first Republican senator on Wednesday to suggest a special prosecutor was needed to investigate the Russian Federation allegations.
Trump has invoked the trade gap to argue that naive American policymakers had been out-negotiated by their Mexican counterparts. The Congressional Research Service has concluded that the impact of NAFTA on the USA economy "has been relatively small".
US forces bombed a militia aligned with Syrian president Bashar Assad in southern Syria, a Pentagon official confirmed Thursday. In April, Daesh terrorists attempted to take the U.S. base near At Tanf in which three US-backed Syrian rebels were killed.
Its primary product line is GenDrive, which is a hydrogen fueled PEM fuel cell system that provides power to industrial vehicles. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Plug Power from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Saturday, March 11th.
Keselowski, Harvick and Blaney went three-wide with Keselowski on the high side, and he made the move stick to finish second. On the restart, Truex blew past Blaney and never gave the lead back. "I hate that I'm the part of it that started it".
Now, with the eyes of the world upon him, the president will embark on his big trip carrying the baggage of dire troubles at home. When President Clinton went on trips, questions followed about the various investigations surrounding him and his administration.
Cornell was a leader of the grunge movement with Seattle-based Soundgarden , with whom he gained critical and commercial acclaim. Asked about his past addictions, Mr Cornell often remarked that drug problems were overlooked among non-famous people.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the most powerful man in Iran, symbolically cast the election's first vote. Tight race in Iran's presidential electionIranians will soon head to the polls to vote for the next president.
Google Lens is a brand new effort from the company that brings AI and machine learning to recognise the surroundings. We're not talking about the image metadata, but the places, names and even Wi-Fi passwords depicted in your photos.
Talking more about the new OS, it will be getting rebuilt set of Google apps that use less memory, storage space, and mobile data. GE, LG, and Whirlpool smart appliances can now be connected to the Google Home speaker you'll be buying soon enough.
But after a few thousands years, as sea levels rose, the island was cut off from the mainland and the cave abandoned. Veth said the location provided the longest sequence of dietary remains from any Australian site.
Finance Advisers Lc reported 0% in Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI) for 720,625 shares. 4,032,936 shares of the company were exchanged. Currently Hanesbrands Inc (NYSE:HBI)'s shares owned by insiders are 1%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 89%.
Tottenham lost 1-0 to West Ham United on Friday night as Pochettino's men failed to cut Chelsea's lead at the top of the table. After a troubled campaign, this was a rare uplifting moment for West Ham.
Spurs Aldridge Reveals He "Took Wrong Approach"
Popovich had no guess about Leonards status for Game 3 , saying it would likely be decided as late as Friday or Saturday. He had 26 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals before heading to the locker room in the third.
India appeals to UN court to halt execution of 'spy'
India mentioned in the application that Pakistan is in violation of the Vienna Convention by denying consular access to Jadhav. India demands suspension of Jadav's death sentence. "India has used this court as the scene of political theatre".
Ohio Nursing Home Gunman Had History Of Violence
The Columbus Dispatch profiled Hartless , painting a picture of a man who was violent with any woman he came into contact with. Nurse Marlina Medrano, 46, and Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Eric DiSario, 36, were also killed in the Friday attack.
Sweden drops rape investigation into WikiLeaks founder Assange
CIA Director Mike Pompeo said in April that Assange should not be afforded constitutional free speech protections in the U.S. In order to proceed with the case, Julian Assange would have to be formally notified of the criminal suspicions against him.
Moon warns 'high possibility' of conflict with North
In March, South Korean officials voiced concerns that Beijing was limiting tourism to their country as an unofficial sanction. The Thaad deployment has already had an impact, after its TPY-2 radar component detected Sunday's missile launch.
Trump to meet French President-elect Macron in May
The vote - 66% for centrist Macron to 34% for Le Pen - proved a stronger victory than many analysts and polls had projected. His rivals now will be motivated to keep Macron from making further gains during the two-round parliamentary election.
Kane scores four as Spurs smash Leicester
Kane averages a goal every 94 minutes in the league this season, and unsurprisingly described the campaign as his best yet. They have a tough game against Arsenal but there's still one more game.
Russian Federation probe 'divides' the country
Former FBI Director James Comey , who had previously led the investigation, was sacked by Trump on May 9. Trump later deleted and retweeted that statement to correct the spelling of "counsel".
Donald Trump back to repeating 'no collusion'
This is risky business that the first choice for National Security Advisor turned out to be a liar in the White House. The White House, Spicer explained, was skeptical of Yates because she was "not exactly a supporter of the president".