4 in the running — New FBI chief

Posted May 24, 2017

The exceptions, it turned out, included a mansion he had sold for $95 million to a wealthy Russian who was willing to give Trump a profit of well over 100 percent on the property, which the Russian never occupied.

( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana).

They are among a dozen candidates being considered for the job.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File).

Several candidates for the job have been interviewed Saturday at Justice Department headquarters in Washington. For the moment, the chances of President Trump being impeached remains unlikely.

The last high-profile special counsel to be named was in 2003 when the Bush Justice Department turned to Patrick J. Fitzgerald, then the top federal prosecutor in Chicago, to investigate who leaked the identity of Valerie Plame, a covert Central Intelligence Agency officer.

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., quickly spoke out against President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.

More news: Kendall Jenner Wears Socks With Sandals on the Cannes Red Carpet

And they're not wasting time.

"I certainly have some very specific questions about the timeline" of Comey's firing, said Peters, one of 94 senators who voted to confirm Rosenstein last month.

The South Carolina Republican is best known for leading the congressional inquiry into the deadly attacks on a USA facility in Benghazi, Libya, a panel that oversaw a lengthy grilling of Hillary Clinton in 2015.

"If they can keep all 52 together, then it won't matter", said Michael Gerhardt, a constitutional law professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. They called the president's tweet a clear attempt at intimidation.

A Duke-educated lawyer, McCabe was named past year as the FBI's deputy director, the No. 2 position in the bureau, overseeing significant investigations and operations. "These are outstanding people that are very well known, highest level".

The person he selects will ultimately be responsible for the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation. Comey, for instance, was a former United States Attorney in Manhattan before being appointed deputy attorney general by George W. Bush. His predecessor, Robert Mueller, was a USA attorney in San Francisco. What it is, however, is the president following sound advice from a serious, credentialed, and experienced leader, in whom he has entrusted great responsibility. He was appointed by Federation Internationale de Football Association in 2012 to investigate World Cup bidding contests. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of a House oversight panel, vows to get copies of any memos Comey wrote about meetings with Trump, tweeting: "I have my subpoena pen ready".

Clapper and Schumer made their comments on CNN.

More news: Curtain falls on 'Greatest Show on Earth' after 146 years

One Republican whose name had been mentioned as a possible candidate, Rep. Trey Gowdy of SC, said Monday that he had taken himself out of the running.

Why did Trump fire Comey? During his Senate confirmation hearing, he was repeatedly pressed by Democrats about whether he would appoint one and would not commit to doing so.

The White House denied the account. James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, said the Founding Fathers created three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances, but with Trump as president, that was now "eroding".

Graham said that that was exactly what was needed.

Cornyn is the No. 2 Senate Republican and a former Texas attorney general and state Supreme Court justice. He previously led Federal Bureau of Investigation field offices in Washington, one of the agency's largest, and in Detroit.

House Democrats are weighing their own steps related to the firing.

The exact date and time of Rosenstein's briefing have not been announced. Republican U.S. Representative Peter Roskam (IL-6) released a statement, saying, "The appointment of a special counsel to oversee the inquiry into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election is a welcome development".

More news: IPhone 8 phone design