Trey Gowdy Says He’s Not ‘The Right Person’ To Lead FBI
Trey Gowdy Says He’s Not ‘The Right Person’ To Lead FBI by Chuck Ross.
South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy said Monday that he informed Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the weekend that he is not the right person to take over as FBI director.
Gowdy, who was widely speculated to a top contender to replace Jim Comey, said that he met with Sessions on Saturday and spoke with him a second time Monday to discuss the open position.
“I shared with him two things: (1) the qualities I believe are indispensable for our next FBI Director to possess, and (2) my firm conviction that I would not be the right person,” Gowdy said in a statement of the meeting, which was also reportedly attended by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Comey was fired by President Trump last Tuesday.
In addition to Gowdy, Trump and Sessions are reportedly considering another Republican lawmaker for the FBI post. Texas Sen. John Cornyn has been floated as a possible replacement for Comey.
A partisan pick like Gowdy or Cornyn would likely have difficulty passing Senate confirmation given the circumstances surrounding Comey’s firing. The Obama appointee was leading the investigation into potential collusion between the Russian government and Trump campaign advisers.
South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy said Monday that he informed Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the weekend that he is not the right person to take over as FBI director. Gowdy, who was widely speculat
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