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Who could replace Comey? Here’s the list of contenders, and it’s good!


Who will President Trump pick for next FBI Director?

The timeline for a nomination is unclear, but the official said they are moving quickly with interviews being done this weekend. One source telling FOX News:

“We are moving quickly and expeditiously to pick an interim and a permanent replacement, and we’re doing our due diligence—we’re not going to cut any corners.”


White House officials say the candidate list is fluid, and names could be added or removed as the process moves forward.


Shortlist for FBI director

Ray Kelly

  • Former and longest-serving New York City Police Commissioner
  • Spent nearly five decades in the NYPD serving in different commands
  • After his handling of the World Trade Center bombing in 1993, Kelly was mentioned as a possible candidate for FBI Director
  • Director of Police under the United Nations mission in Haiti
  • Served in the Clinton administration as Treasury Department Undersecretary for Enforcement
  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., endorsed Kelly as a candidate for secretary of Homeland Security during President Obama’s first term


Mike Rogers

  • Former House Intelligence Committee chairman and former FBI agent
  • Former Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher
  • Ex-Michigan congressman
  • Led the House Intelligence Committee
  • Served as an FBI agent


Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.

  • Led the congressional probe into Benghazi


Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas

  • Sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee.


Paul Abbate

  • Executive assistant director for the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch
  • Now assistant director in charge of the FBI


Mike Garcia

  • Associate Judge of New York Court of Appeals
  • Appointed by Bush as a U.S. attorney

John Suthers

  • Mayor of Colorado Springs
  • Former federal prosecutor


Judge Michael Luttig

  • Former federal appellate court Judge
  • Now Executive Vice President of Boeing


Larry Thompson

  • Former deputy attorney general under President George W. Bush

Alice Fisher

  • Assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s criminal division for President George W. Bush

Andrew McCabe

  • Acting FBI Director
  • Served as Comey’s No. 2

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