Skip to comments.Trump: It Is ‘Possible’ FBI Director Position Will Be Filled by Friday
Posted on 05/13/2017 3:31:13 PM PDT by Rockitz
President Trump hinted that it is possible that the FBIs top post will be filled by Friday, according to a White House press pool report released Saturday. Trump mentioned that he might even make the final decision on who gets the top FBI post before he leaves for Saudi Arabia Friday, saying even that is possible.
We can make a fast decision, Trump said, explaining the FBIs vetting process.
Trump spoke highly of the candidates for the position, describing them as very well-known and highly-respected people with a lot of talent, according to the pool report. The president did not say whether these candidates are being vetted for the interim director or permanent director position.
Almost all of them are very well known, he said. Theyve been vetted over their lifetime, essentially. But very well known, highly respected, really talented people. And thats what we want for the FBI.
Four candidates for the permanent position to replace former FBI director James Comey are being interviewed Saturday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Fox News reported.
The four candidates include Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), and New York Court of Appeals Judge Michael J. Garcia.
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“I gotta believe McCabe is as dirty as Comey. Why is he in the mix? “
Why was Romney “in the mix” for AG? Trump is diddling McCabe.
Re Cornyn - I hear they need a U.S. Ambassador in Venezuela. IMO good place to send him instead of head of the FBI. Lot of us Texans want to get rid of him as our senator, but not as head of the FBI.
I have read where Trey Gowdy is open to the FBI director position. He would be better than others on the above list.
It’s standard to interview the person who’s acting, just out of professional courtesy.
I’ve seen the same and I agree. Not sure why he’s not on this list.
The president did not say whether these candidates are being vetted for the interim director or permanent director position.
Knowing Trump it could be both: Name the candidate to the interim post and the permanent director as well and prepare for battle in the Senate.
I assume that is at least possible.
Then President-Elect Trump interviewed a lot of people, a lot of which we didn’t like, some we did...
This man is very aware of what our Country needs in an FBI Director and he will make a decision to the betterment of our Country...
I was surprised last night to see on my local news channel that our Colorado Springs mayor, John Suthers, is on the short list. He’s a former prosecutor, but I know little about him except that he’s considered to be honest and a man of integrity. I assume one of the more prominent names will be the final pick.
I think Trump and Sessions and Rosenstein will fill the position of interim director of FBI first. Doesn’t need Senate approval.
My husband read somewhere today that he was asked if he was interested and he said yes.
Because the actual Fox story specifies that these are the ‘first four’ to be interviewed, not the only ones.
I’m pretty sure these are for permanent director, as a sitting US Senator is not normally going to give up a Senate seat for a few months at an agency where he’s a stranger.
Of the named candidates, this guy looks pretty good.
Michael John Garcia (born October 8, 1961) is Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, that state’s highest court, and the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (20052008).
Political party Republican
Between his service as United States Attorney and his appointment to the Court of Appeals, he was a partner at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis. He has also served as chairman of El Museo del Barrio.
He previously served as Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (20032005), Acting Commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (20022003), Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement (20012002), and an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York (19922001).
For his work in a number of high-profile terrorism investigations and trials as Assistant U.S. Attorney, he received two Attorney General’s Awards for Exceptional Service (1994, 1997), the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service (2002), and the CIA’s Agency Seal Medallion (2002).
Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals
Assumed office February 8, 2016
Appointed by Andrew Cuomo
Within months of joining the Office, Garcia was assigned to the trial team prosecuting four defendants for perpetrating the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. In the ensuing trial, the four defendants were convicted on all counts. For his work on that case, Garcia received the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service, the highest reward presented by the U.S. Department of Justice. Garcia said the case “would define my career in Government service.”
In 1995, Garcia went to Manila in the Philippines to direct the investigation and prosecution of the terrorist conspiracy led by Ramzi Yousef and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to bomb 12 U.S. airliners flying from Asia to the United States. In 1996, Yousef and two other defendants were convicted of all counts. For his work on that case, Garcia received his second Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service.
Garcia was assigned as one of the lead prosecutors in the case against four al-Qaeda operatives standing trial in New York for perpetrating the 1998 United States embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya, which killed more than 200 people. The jury returned guilty verdicts on all 302 counts for the four defendants. For his work on that case, Garcia received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service and the CIA’s Agency Seal Medallion for his efforts coordinating with the intelligence community.
n February 2009, Garcia joined the international law firm Kirkland & Ellis as a partner in the New York office of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.
He led the Government, Regulatory and Internal Investigations practice for the firm’s New York office. At Kirkland & Ellis, he was engaged in matters involving insider trading, export controls, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, offshore tax shelters, and theft of trade secrets.
Chairman of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee of FIFA (20122014)
Cornyn? Loser. Only good thing would be get him out of senate.
Mr. Garcia is a Republican whose offices investigation into a prostitution ring led to the 2008 resignation of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer.
He ‘diddled’ Romney for State.
Actually, when I first heard his name, I chuckled and thought, “Good way to get him out of the Senate!”
Truth is, I bet there aren’t many senators who actually want a job that requires real management ability.
“”””Between his service as United States Attorney and his appointment to the Court of Appeals, he was a partner at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis. He has also served as chairman of El Museo del Barrio.
He previously served as Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (20032005), Acting Commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (20022003), Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement (20012002), and an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York (19922001).””””””””””””
Looks like the guy can’t hold a steady job.
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