Interviews to find new FBI director begin Saturday. Among the four interviewees are the agency’s acting director. Press says 11 personalities are being considered.
The first interviews to replace the former FBI director, James Comey, take place this Saturday. For now, there are four candidates who will meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, advances the BBC.
FBI interim director Andrew McCabe is one of four figures to be interviewed by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In all, eleven people are being considered for the job, according to the American press.
President Donald Trump has been criticized for dismissing James Comey, who was leading the investigation into alleged cyber-interference in the 2016 presidential election. McCabe countered the White House this week by emphasizing that the same investigation Is “highly significant”.
“The president will find [someone for] the job as soon as he finds a candidate with the necessary qualities,” said White House spokesman Sean Spicer. US government sources quoted by Fox News say that the work to replace James Comey is moving “quickly and expeditiously” and that “it is not cutting through any shortcuts.”
Another of the candidates interviewed on Saturday is Republican Senator John Cornyn, the Senate’s second-highest incumbent and former Texas Attorney General. The American press also indicates as potential candidates, the New York judge Michael Garcia and the lawyer Alice Fisher.
Donald Trump still faces many questions about the reasons for Comey’s dismissal and whether the decision to move the FBI man away is related to the investigation the former director led. The WikiLeaks site offers $ 100,000 in exchange for any recordings of conversations between Trump and Comey.
James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017