WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump talks Wednesday with four candidates for the post of FBI director. That said the White House spokesman against reporters.
The potential successors of the fired director James Comey are acting FBI boss Andrew McCabe, former governor Frank Keating, former senator Joe Lieberman and former FBI employee Richard McFeely.
The search for a new FBI director has the necessary feet in the earth. Prominent Republicans previously called federal judge Merrick Garland as potential successor to Comey. Resources around the court indicated that he had no interest.
Garland was nominated by the former president, Barack Obama, as a judge before the Supreme Court. The Republicans blocked the nomination and after Trump's election victory, Garland was out of control.
Conservative senator John Cornyn of Texas was also seen as a contender to become an FBI director, but did not seem to be interested. He said in a response that the White House had informed him that he would rather stay in the Senate to use the conservative case there.
The dismissal of Comey was controversial because he was in charge of investigating possible Russian interference in the presidential elections. On Tuesday it appeared that Comey had written in a memo that Trump had asked him to quit the investigation of former national security advisor Michael Flynn.
US parliamentarians want to feel the former FBI boss on the issue. A committee in the House of Representatives asked Comey to come witnesses. The Senate Legal Committee also wants to hear the former director of the federal detective.