Rubio 'Very Encouraged' Trump Considering Lawmakers for FBI Post

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Cornyn is reportedly amongst a handful of candidates under consideration for the role and received strong praise from U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe.

There's no word yet on who will be TSU's new commencement speaker.

Texas Southern University has canceled a commencement speech by Senator John Cornyn, a high-ranking Republican in the U.S. Senate, which was planned for Saturday.

Asked about the White House's shifting explanations for Comey's firing, Cornyn said he still backed the President's decision and supported the initial reasoning behind the firing - that Comey mishandled the Clinton email investigation. Marco Rubio for president before backing Trump in May 2016. That would seemingly rule out Gowdy and Rogers (which would put Graham at odds with the FBI Agents Association, which last week endorsed the latter).

Like most of his GOP colleagues, Cornyn has said a special prosecutor isn't needed and has expressed confidence in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is heading the investigation.

Abbate is a senior official at the FBI, now responsible for the bureau's criminal and cyber branch. "The FBI's about more than just one investigation".

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"Frankly, I think there's a case to be made that you want the most qualified person who can handle the issues and lead us in the direction we need to go", he told Politico. If nominated and confirmed, she would be the first woman to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Trump is also reported to be considering other law enforcement professionals including former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly who served under Mayor Rudy Giuliani during the 9/11 attack.

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. Garcia served as assistant secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and as the USA attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he led the investigation into a prostitution ring that ultimately forced New York Governor Eliot Spitzer to resign.

The Department of Justice flatly denied those reports.

A former USA attorney and Colorado attorney general, Suthers was elected mayor of Colorado Springs in 2015.

Lee was made special agent in charge of the FBI's Richmond division in 2014.

And Trump is eager to get a director confirmed quickly to help put the Russian Federation investigation out of the headlines. "Does he appoint a young, Latino Republican like George P. Bush?"