Thursday, May 11, 2017

Is Trey Gowdy about to become the new FBI director?

Via Billy

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, at a news conference with fellow committee members where they addressed the findings in their final report, on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 28, 2016. Ending one of the longest, costliest and most bitterly partisan congressional investigations in history, the committee issued its report Tuesday finding no new evidence of culpability or wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton in the 2012 attacks in Libya that left four Americans dead.

With James Comey ousted as FBI director, President Donald Trump will have an opportunity to select a replacement for a new 10-year term. The FBI in the interim will be led by Comey's top deputy, Andrew McCabe. But Trump is likely to reach outside the bureau to find someone to run the storied law enforcement agency.

"The FBI is one of our nation's most cherished and respected institutions, and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement," Trump said in a statement issued by the White House.

Here are some possible candidates:

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