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Trump considers John Pistole and Chris Wray replace ex-FBI chief, Comey



You are a “leaker”, Trump tells Comey after congressional hearing

Three weeks after sacking James Comey as FBI director US President Donald Trump is reportedly considering John Pistole and Chris Wray to replace the ex-FBI chief according to reports.

Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer has revealed the president has had interviews with the two candidates who are being considered as candidates for the role of FBI director at the White House.

Trump is seeking a replacement for Comey, whom the president fired earlier this month after receiving letters from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recommending that Comey be terminated.

Read also: Trump fires FBI director James Comey in move to restore “public trust”

“When the president feels as though he’s met with the right candidate, he’ll let us know,” Spicer said during the briefing. “But he’ll meet with candidates today and continue to do so until he finds the right leader.”

At the time when he fired the FBI director, Trump said Comey who had been leading an FBI investigation into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election was no longer able to effectively lead the law-enforcement agency.

Comey’s sacking raised a lot of dust and fuelled concerns about the integrity of the inquiry and renewed calls for an independent investigation.






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