The Trump administration is working to quickly name the replacement for ousted FBI Director James Comey with Department of Justice officials reportedly doing interviews this weekend, .
At least eight candidates are being interviewed by the Justice Department on Saturday for the bureau’s top position that was vacated following the firing of Comey earlier this week.
Among those in contention are acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Republican Sen. John Cornyn, former U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia from Manhattan and former DOJ Criminal Division Chief Alice Fisher.
CNN has also reported several candidates like former Michigan Republican Rep. Mike Rogers, former George W. Bush homeland security adviser Fran Townsend, special agent Adam Lee, and Judge Henry Hudson could be in the running for the post.
President Donald Trump has not set any limits for the number of finalists that he will interview personally.
On Tuesday, McCabe became the FBI’s acting director by statute after Trump fired Comey.
The Daily Caller reports:
President Donald Trump told reporters Saturday it’s possible he could nominate someone for the position as early as next Friday before he leaves for a trip abroad. While on Air Force One, Trump said that the candidates for FBI director are “outstanding people” and “very well known.”
Whomever Trump picks will still need to be confirmed by the Senate.