Sunday, 28 May, 2017

Trump says possible to pick new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by next week

Image President Trump Hosts The Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers And First Responders Reception At The White House Trump tweet-warns Comey 'before he starts leaking'
Laura Christensen | 19 May, 2017, 21:09

A combination photo shows former U.S. FBI Director James Comey testifies over investigation into Hillary Clinton's email system, on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on July 7, 2016, and U.S. President Donald Trump nominates Judge Neil Gorsuch as the new justice for the Supreme Court in Washington D.C., the United States, on January 31, 2017. "Nearly all of them are very well known", Trump said while flying to Lynchburg, Virginia, where he gave the commencement address at Liberty University.

“I think the process is going to go quickly. "They've been vetted over their lifetime essentially".

Critics have assailed Trump for abruptly dismissing Comey, who was leading the agency's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election, and possible ties between Moscow and the Trump presidential campaign. Russian Federation denies the claims and the White House says there was no collusion. His allegiance appears to remain with Comey; in fact, McCabe in congressional testimony Thursday directly contradicted a White House claim that "the rank and file of the Federal Bureau of Investigation had lost confidence in their director". She also was deputy special counsel to the Senate special committee that investigated former US President Bill Clinton's Whitewater scandal.

FBI Director James Comey, left, was abruptly "terminated" by US President Donald Trump earlier in the week. He also sent out a tweet in which he appeared to threaten Comey by releasing recordings of their conversations.

Speaking on Saturday to about 50,000 people at Liberty University in Lynchburg, the nation's largest Christian college, Trump made no mention of Comey or the controversy his dismissal on Tuesday caused.

Allies and former employees of Mr. Trump have long said that he taped some of his own phone calls, as well as meetings in Trump Tower.

Among those expected to interview Saturday were Michael J. Garcia, an associate judge on New York's highest court, and U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson, a George W. Bush appointee who struck down the centerpiece of the Obama administration's health care law in 2010. They can make recommendations, but the president will ultimately make the hiring decision. "Nothing is easier or more pathetic than being a critic, because they're people that can't get the job done".

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