Acting FBI director hopes to make it permanent

Acting FBI director hopes to make it permanent

John Cornyn would be speaking at their graduation. The Texan's seat is safe for as long as he wants it but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is gearing up for reelection in 2020 and has shown no signs of giving up the top leadership post, meaning Cornyn could be waiting almost a decade for a shot at the top job. There is a catch, however. Cornyn will hit his limit in January 2019.

The Trump administration is said to be considering close to a dozen candidates for the position, including Gowdy, formerly a federal prosecutor who sits on the House Intelligence Committee.

President Donald Trump is looking for a replacement after he abruptly fired James Comey on Tuesday.

So that leaves Trump to choose a figure without a national profile like former assistant attorney general Alice Fisher or New York Court of Appeals judge Michael Garcia, or a more known quantity like Cornyn. He has served Texas in the Senate since 2003. They must be confirmed by the Senate.

"If this were any other circumstance, any other president, you might find Cornyn at the top of that list, and maybe not even a controversial listing", Rottinghaus says. In Washington, the speculation turned on who would rise to the majority whip position in the Senate.

Gov. Greg Abbott would get to appoint a temporary successor to Cornyn, who would serve until the November general election, when all candidates of all parties would compete to serve the remainder of Cornyn's term. Student protests have caused several cancellations nationwide of mostly conservative speakers.

If Cornyn were selected, there likely would be Democratic concern about handing over the nation's premier law enforcement agency to a Republican who - despite being considered an affable senator - has served as a prominent partisan attack dog.

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John Cornyn, the second-ranking Republican in the US Senate, is among the four people slated to be interviewed by the Justice Department to be the FBI's new director in the wake of James Comey's ouster, Politico and the Washington Post report. You may recall that McConnell blocked a confirmation vote on Garland's appointment by then-President Obama to the Supreme Court previous year.

GOP Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee said he would like to see the nominee pass with bipartisan support - a feat which could prove hard for Cornyn.

"Director Comey enjoyed broad support within the Federal Bureau of Investigation and still does today", he told the committee.

"Cornyn is fine; he's a great leader". If there were any hard feelings, Cornyn and Rubio seemed to have made up.

Trump also tweeted a warning to Comey on Friday, saying he "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press". If Trump can't see that, Cornyn and Rogers should ponder Graham's words - and withdraw their names from consideration. I have no evidence that the president colluded with the Russians at all.

Cornyn also miffed Democrats earlier this year by resisting calls for a special counsel to investigate the Trump/Russia claims.

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