Saturday, May 20, 2017

Wanted: A Qualified Candidate To Lead The FBI Whose Not Afraid Of Trump

Good Day World!

It's almost impossible.

How is the White House going to provide a credible nominee for FBI Director? Trump's credibility is in question among most Americans. 

Several people who considered taking the job changed their minds. I suspect in all three cases it was a matter of job security - or insecurity with being Trump's lapdog. 

Texas Senator John Cornyn, the current Senate Majority Whip and former attorney general of Texas who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee decided to stay where he was at.

When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brought up Judge Merrick Garlands name, the one-time nominee for a seat on the Supreme Court made it known he was happy with where he was.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-SC, thought about applying for the job but quickly changed his mind.

One of the most intriguing names on the short list is Andrew McCabe, Comey's deputy and temporary replacement. He probably knows more about potential ties between Trump and organized crime in the former Soviet Union.

Why hasn't this fact been brought up by the press? Simply put, McCabe's prior history is part of the hidden backstory between the FBI and Trump.

Other names still floating around are:

Mike Rogers, R-Mich.; former Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher; the Mayor of Colorado Springs, John Luttig; the director for the FBI's Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch; Paul Abbate, Associate Judge for the New York Court of Appeals Mike Garcia; and Larry Thompson, former deputy attorney general under President George W. Bush and frontrunner Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman.

I can't imagine anyone with a good job would want to take the chance of being suddenly fired by an angry and arrogant Trump. His Apprentice days have morphed into his presidency.

There would also be a stigma attached to the new director appointed by Trump. Did he swear an oath of loyalty to him?
He/she will be looked at very critically by senators on both sides of the aisle.

Expect drama in the confirmation process for whoever is selected.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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