Texas Senator John Cornyn reportedly in running to head Federal Bureau of Investigation

Kari Scott
May 16, 2017

One of several candidates President Donald Trump is considering to replace fired FBI Director James Comey sees no need for a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

White House officials told the AP Trump is considering almost a dozen candidates to replace Comey, including Texas Sen.

Both Cornyn's cancellation and DeVos' booing, which inspired more than 200 black college professors to write an open "love letter" to the students who raised their voices, follow Trump's May 5 assertion that federal funding for historically black education institutions may be unconstitutional.

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Graham is leading an investigation into Russian interference in the United States election, which included a hearing featuring former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper last week; and the senator has received a letter from Trump's tax attorneys asserting that the past 10 years of his federal tax returns "with a few exceptions" don't show any income from Russian sources.

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

"I met with the attorney and the deputy attorney general".

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Now a partner at the law firm Latham & Watkins specializing in white-collar criminal and internal investigations, Fisher formerly served as assistant attorney general for the Criminal Division of the Justice Department.

Brandon Rottinghaus, professor of political science at the University of Houston says Cornyn does have the kind of background the Trump administration might want in an Federal Bureau of Investigation director. It is possible other candidates could be considered, officials said, and the ultimate decision falls on Trump.

Asked about a special prosecutor last week, Cornyn mentioned Rosenstein and said "certainly that's a possibility, but as long as there's no question about his ability to oversee the investigation, there's no need for it in my view".

"I don't have a reason to subpoena them", Graham said. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), a onetime FBI agent who has been endorsed by the FBI Agents Assn., a group comprising 13,000 present and former FBI agents.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader from NY, told CNN's State of the Union that Comey's replacement should not be "a partisan politician - not in either party", and that it should be someone who is "experienced".

The FBI director is appointed to a 10-year-term (admittedly one that a president can cut short) precisely because he or she is supposed to be independent of any political party. Comey served for three and a half years before being dismissed by Trump.

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