Trump says he's 'very close' to naming a new FBI director

Frederick Owens
May 20, 2017

"Rather than commenting on all the potential nominees, and there are others who are also in the front-runner category, I really want to hold my fire until someone is nominated". "He's been a pain in the butt to both Republicans and Democrats during his time both in and out of the Senate", Murphy said. Mark Warner, announced Friday that Comey will testify in an open setting before the committee. Later that month, Kasowitz wrote a letter to Times demanding the retraction of an article about two women who claimed Trump had 'touched them inappropriately.' The Times did not retract the article.

According to the Politico report, President Donald Trump "bonded with Lieberman" during the selection process, and it doesn't appear "that anyone else is the favorite" at the moment.

The updates came from Trump as he addressed the media after a White House meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. The lawyer has also reportedly helped Trump keep divorce records sealed, helped with a case against Trump University and sued Hong Kong businessmen on Trump's behalf regarding a New York City property. Trump left the meeting "leaning toward the former CT senator", according to the report.

Chaffetz has scheduled a hearing on Comey's firing next Wednesday, although it's not clear if Comey will testify.

President Donald Trump's national security adviser plans to brief reporters at the White House.

The newspaper is citing unidentified people familiar with the investigation.

"Kasowitz's relationship with Trump goes back further". In 2011, McFeely headed an investigation into the Baltimore Police Department that ended with 17 officers being charged with extortion.

The timetable for a nomination is unclear, with Trump leaving for his first global trip as commander-in-chief without naming his pick. However, Rosen said, "I would be surprised if there's no conflict of interest here".

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Trump also met with former Oklahoma Gov.

The president departs Friday afternoon on a four-country, nine-day tour of the Middle East and Europe.

Administration officials have previously said that they see no need for a special counsel. In addition, the FBI Director is generally appointed for a 10-year term; Lieberman is 75 years old.

Trump criticized Comey for a recent performance testifying to Congress and said Comey's replacement is "going to be outstanding".

Rosenstein said the Mueller appointment was "necessary in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome".

The White House says President Donald Trump will be interviewing four potential candidates to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation. But we need a law enforcement professional, not someone who's run for office before.

Even though his brother, Tulsa businessman Dan Keating, was an Oklahoma co-chairman of the Trump for President campaign, Frank Keating railed against Trump in an April 2016 editorial in the Tulsa World.

His friends say he took a hard right turn after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and his support of Republican George W. Bush's entrance into the Iraq War led to a challenge from Greenwich anti-war activist Ned Lamont in the 2006 U.S. Senate primary.

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