Trump Says New FBI Director Nomination Could Come Next Week

"The truth is the dismissal of Director Comey is part of a much longer pattern of this administration's interfering with or removing the people who are in a position to conduct an independent investigation of the president and his administration", said Senator Schumer.

However, Lee gave Trump the benefit of the doubt, saying, "As far as I'm aware, he is fully cooperating and he is willing and eager to see this investigation" through. "I think as well our institutions are under assault internally".

Rogers is the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

The letter noted Congressmen John Conyers and Elijah Cummings also want all documents, memos, analyses, emails or other communications related to Trump's decision to fire Comey turned over to Congress.

Trump added that it's "possible" he would hire a new director before he departs for his first foreign trip on Friday.

Trump predicts quick nomination to replace Comey at FBIU.S. President Donald Trump is predicting a quick nomination process to replace the Federal Bureau of Investigation director he fired this past week.

"The tweet speaks for itself", White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters afterwards. The FBI has never been led by a woman.

"It's now time to pick somebody who comes from within the ranks, or has such a reputation that has no political background at all that can go into the job on Day 1", said Graham, R-S.C.

Sen. Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah, continued to argue that the president should consider Merrick Garland - the federal judge nominated for Supreme Court justice previous year by President Barack Obama.

"If that's accurate, I'm hearing that it's not - to say that we would have some concern would be accurate, that would be troubling", Walker told CNN.

"Even if this investigation continues unabated, there is a substantial risk that the American people will not have confidence in its results, no matter who is appointed to succeed him, given that the director of the FBI serves at the pleasure of the president", the group wrote.

If James Comey is going to testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, he reportedly has one condition-it has to be in public.

Eight met at the Justice Department on Saturday with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein.

Trump acknowledged in an interview that the Russian Federation investigation was on his mind when he chose to fire Comey. If selected, she would be the bureau's first female director.

Two new names, however, emerged on Saturday: FBI special agent Adam Lee and U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson.

-Cornyn, a former Texas attorney general.

Candidates under consideration to replace fired FBI Director James Comey include a couple of sitting Capitol Hill lawmakers and the current acting director of the agency.

  • Leroy Wright