GOP candidate for FBI says no special counsel for inquiry

Nick Mcbride
May 20, 2017

"Every consideration is made to ensure that our students' graduation day is a celebratory occasion and one they will remember positively for years to come", the university wrote in a statement posted to Facebook.

In the immediate aftermath of Comey's firing, Cornyn did not take the opportunity to lobby for the position. Senators will also be interested in his work developing a final score of the House Obamacare repeal bill that the Senate is now examining. Republicans control 52 Senate seats, another factor that Suri said may lead some Republicans to try and convince Cornyn to hold his position.

In an interview on Bloomberg Television, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell referred to Garland, a former federal prosecutor, as "an apolitical professional".

Trump, who abruptly fired Comey Tuesday, appears poised to act quickly on finding his replacement, which will require Senate confirmation. At a hearing last week, Cornyn said Russian interference isn't anything new, but "perhaps the level and intensity and the sophistication of both Russian overt and covert operations is really unprecedented".

Garland and Cornyn have distanced themselves from the selection process just three days before Trump has said he may make a decision.

■ John Cornyn: According to one senior White House aide, administration officials have discussed the senator as a possibility, who served as the Texas attorney general.

Cornyn's office agreed that the focus of the commencement should be on the student's academic achievements and he bowed out.

The FBI needs a new director.

So, what would Cornyn's response have been had President Barack Obama fired Comey in the midst of investigating the Democratic nominee for president? He's active on Twitter, where he often personally posts articles critical of Democrats.

Cornyn and Gowdy likely would have faced a hard confirmation process given their partisan backgrounds. Cornyn as a potential FBI Director. John Cornyn becoming the latest to drop out of the running on Tuesday. He is also the former chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, working to get Republican senators elected. The bill died in the Senate over conservative opposition, and Sessions has ordered the Department of Justice to be tougher, not more lenient on criminals.

They are among more than a dozen candidates Trump is considering.

"I think we would learn a lot about where the Republican party is likely to go", Rottinghaus says.

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