President Trump: New FBI boss could be confirmed next week

Among those believed to be in the running is Alice Fisher, a high-ranking lawyer who would be the bureau's first female boss.










Donald Trump has said he could nominate a new FBI director to replace James Comey as early as next week.
The US President told reporters "we can make a fast decision" and that it was "possible" it could be by Friday.
That is the day he leaves for the Middle East and Europe, his first foreign trip since taking office.
At least five candidates arrived at Justice Department headquarters on Saturday for first interviews with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein
There are thought to be around a dozen candidates in line for the job.
Speaking on an Air Force One flight to Lynchburg, Virginia, Mr Trump said: "I think the process is going to go quickly. Almost all of them [the candidates] are very well known.







"They've been vetted over their lifetime essentially, but very well known, highly respected, really talented people. And that's what we want for the FBI."
Washington sources said the first candidate to arrive for an interview was Alice Fisher, a lawyer who was a high-ranking Justice Department official in the George W Bush administration.
If appointed, she would be the FBI's first female director.





Ms Fisher served as assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Criminal Division.
She faced resistance from Democrats during her confirmation over her alleged participation in discussions about detention policies at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
She also was deputy special counsel to the Senate committee that investigated President Bill Clinton's Whitewater scandal.
Among those also expected on Saturday were acting FBI director Andrew McCabe, Michael J Garcia, an associate judge on New York's highest court, and Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the number two Senate leader and a former state attorney general.





The White House said Mr Comey was sacked over the FBI's mishandling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email practices.
In an interview with US media, President Trump also accused him being a "showboat" and a "grandstander".

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