President Trump will meet Tuesday afternoon with two other candidates, to replace the potentially, the former FBI Director, James Comey.
Trump, picking up where he left off with his search for a new FBI chief, invited former Transportation Security Administration (TSA) chief John pistol, and the former head of the justice Department criminal division under former President George W. Bush, Chris Wray, to the White house for the examination.
White House Press Secretary and Sean Spicer told reporters at his first press conference since the President in the trip abroad, that the candidate meetings will continue to Trump the “right leader.”
“The President will meet with two more candidates this afternoon – Chris Wray and John gun,” said Spicer. “He is the candidate meeting today, and will continue to do so until he found the right leader.”
Gun was rumored to be under consideration immediately after Comey was fired, but he does not respond to Fox News’ request for comment earlier this month whether he would take the job. Gun is currently the President of Anderson University in Indiana.
Gun shaped law enforcement experience, from 1983 to 2010, and was used as a proxy for the former FBI Director, now Special Counsel, to Robert Mueller, in 2004, and was responsible for the FBI’s Anti-terrorist Department after 9/11. To be a pistol, TSA administrator for President Barack Obama, moved from 2010 to 2014.
If you press it, whether the candidate is a “finalist, was answered” Spicer: “the President is The ultimate decision-makers. If he makes a decision, like you, he’ll leave the best to the leadership of the FBI, us know.”
Since Comey’s sacking earlier this month, it has a constantly changing selection of candidates to potentially replace him—all with different levels of law enforcement and legislative experience. But the only candidate that came out as a potential “first choice” for President, was the former sen. Joe Lieberman, who pulled his name from consideration last week, while the President was overseas.
Lieberman for his resignation came after the President brought on his longtime lawyer Marc Kasowitz, to represent him in the ongoing Russian-election-interference of the probe. Lieberman is a partner of Kasowitz, a New York law firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres. With the FBI involved in the investigation, sources Lieberman proposed the installation guides, the office may conflict with a potential interest.
Before Lieberman is the leading candidate, the list of possible Directors were former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich. who was in favour of the FBI Agents Association, FBI-Director Andrew McCabe, Colorado Springs, Colo., Mayor John Suthers; former federal appellate court judge and current Boeing executive John Luttig; the Director of the FBI Criminal Cyber Response and Services Branch Paul Abbate; Associate judge of the New York Court of Appeals Mike Garcia; and Larry Thompson, former Deputy attorney general under President George W. Bush.
The White house did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment on whether the candidate will be examined.
Brooke Singman is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.