Senate Democrats likely will stall on whomever Trump nominates while Republican senators such as Susan Collins of ME and Lindsey Graham of SC have voiced concerns over nominating someone to the position who works in a partisan environment. He was made acting director of the agency after Comey was sacked.
Cornyn, 65, is the Senate majority whip and formerly served as a Texas attorney general and state supreme court justice.
Luttig, the general counsel for Boeing Corp., is viewed as a conservative legal powerhouse from his tenure as a judge on the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and his time as a Justice Department lawyer.
Of course, this raises the question (remote a possibility as it may be) of what happens to Cornyn's Senate seat if he were to be nominated and confirmed. Whoever is selected is appointed to a 10-year term, although they can be removed by the president.
Several of those named could be considered outside shots: For example, while Thompson criticized Comey's handling of the Clinton emails, he also co-authored a Washington Post op-ed last October calling for Trump's electoral defeat.
After the news broke of Comey's ouster, Graham said he supported the move.
Fisher is a former assistant US attorney general in charge of the Justice Department's criminal division and is now a partner in Latham & Watkins' Washington, D.C. office. 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. That means Cornyn is on the verge of hitting a professional ceiling, so the 10-year term of Federal Bureau of Investigation director might be a logical next move.
"That's a ridiculous position", Cornyn said May 10, the day after Comey was sacked. "I told him I was interested in having a conversation and, basically, that's what we did", Cornyn said. In an interview Friday, she said she had no desire to censor Cornyn, but rather to represent the values of the school. John Cornyn to speak at Saturday's graduation in Houston.
One protester said he would press Cornyn to "assign a non-partisan independent commission to investigate potential Russian election interference".
Libby Hambleton, a spokeswoman for Cornyn, said in an email that the senator was honored to have been invited to speak, but that he "respects the administration's decision and looks forward to continuing to engage with the university in the future". But the FBI mission has changed drastically since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, with the bureau now as much a part of the nation's intelligence apparatus as it is a law enforcement body.
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. He's held multiple leadership positions, including overseeing the FBI's national security branch and its Washington field office.
By doing so, Trump jeopardized cooperation from an ally familiar with the inner workings of the Islamic State group. Reaction from Democrats on the House and Senate intelligence committees was full-throated.
A first consignment of weapons is already in place for delivery and could be dispatched to the YPG "very quickly", U.S. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to visit President Donald Trump in Washington next Tuesday.
Sergei Rudskoi of the Russian General Staff, speaks to the media in the Defense Ministry in Moscow, Russia , Friday, May 5, 2017. Because Moscow is monitoring the agreement, he said, it is unlikely to "impede its own military actions on the ground".
Warriors will try to close out the best-of-seven Western Conference second-round series in game four on Monday in Salt Lake City . At the start of the second half Hayward knocked down a three, the Jazz got some stops and makes, but could never pull away.
Saturday will be the 21-year-old's fifth start of the season after being called up from advanced Single-A Palm Beach last week. Rookie Magneuris Sierra has provided a spark, since he came up, hitting.353, and scoring seven runs, in four games.
Valdez's brother Rafael said the reporter had been "very happy" in recent days and had not indicated that he had received threats. His death makes him the fifth reporter to be killed in Mexico in the past three months.
Comac says more than 200 Chinese companies and 36 universities have been involved in research and development of the C919. The smaller regional jet is a rival to aircraft made by Bombardier Inc. of Canada and Brazil's Embraer SA.
The sketch as a whole went on a little too long, but McCarthy kept it amusing . "Wait, did I get him? ". "Kiss me", Trump replies. When Spicer and the White House's lack of credibility are the central focus of an SNL sketch, the problem has gone mainstream.
The discussion on such topic came "very timely, unfortunately", Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan noted at the meeting. In concrete terms, the ministers mandated experts to continue their work on assessing the nature of the threat.
Cyberattack havoc could grow as work week begins
State media reported that digital payment systems at some gas stations were offline, forcing customers to pay cash. In contrast to reports from several European security firms, a researcher at the Tripwire company on the U.S.
Warriors' Kerr returns to practice for 1st time in 3 weeks
Brown will continue as acting coach but said Kerr has joined the coaching staff for early meetings the past few days. Kerr has not manned the Warriors bench since Game 2 of their first round series against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Holmes, Stanley share lead at Players Championship
Since tournament moved to TPC Sawgrass in 1982, the best opening round by a defending champion is 68 by Craig Perks in 2003. The 12th hole was certainly more appealing this year than the blind second shot it used to present.
Windows 10 S is Microsoft's Chrome OS Competitor
Windows 10 S is a streamlined version of Microsoft's operating system geared for students and educators. However, you can not change your default web browser as Microsoft Edge will remain the default choice.
Athletes at forefront of Los Angeles 2024 plan
A tour began at the famous Staples Center arena, the downtown home of the Los Angeles Lakers NBA team. Paris , which last staged the Olympics in 1924, failed in bids for the 1992, 2008, and 2012 Games.
Russia: Syria deal bans US-led coalition aircraft
Syrian, Russian, Turkish and US-led coalition aircraft operate in overlapping areas across Syrian airspace. The U.S. was not part of negotiating the deal and it said there is "reason to be cautious".
Saracens claim back-to-back European Champions Cup titles
We'll be making highlights of the game available for FREE shortly after the final whistle on BTSport.com and on the BT Sport app. When George Kruis battered his way over nine minutes later for Saracens' second try Clermont looked in danger of being swamped.
Alonso's engine fails in practice for Barcelona GP
Only the previous day, the 35-year-old said he would only stay with the team if they gave him a auto capable of fighting for wins. With its rougher surface and tricky curves, the track gives slower cars like his McLaren a fighting chance.
Army chief dismiss claims to resume CASO in Kashmir
Cries of "Bharat mata ki jai" rented the air along with others condemning Pakistan and militant groups in the Valley. The killing of young Kashmiri has sparked outrage in the country with the Army vowing to punish his killers.