Trey Gowdy Confirmed On White House FBI Director Short List
May 14, 2017 Baxter Dmitry
Congressman Trey Gowdy has been included on a short list of 11 government officials currently being considered by President Trump to replace recently fired FBI Director James Comey. According to Fox News, an initial round of interviews was scheduled for Saturday, with further interviews taking place during the coming week. A list of all 11 candidates may be viewed below:
Alice Fisher, assistant attorney general
Andrew McCabe, acting FBI director
John Cornyn, Texas senator
John Suthers, Colorado Springs mayor
Larry Thompson, former deputy attorney general
Michael J. Garcia, New York Court of Appeals judge
Michael Luttig, former federal appellate court judge
Mike Rogers, former House Intelligence Committee chairman
Paul Abbate, FBI official who serves as executive assistant director for the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch
Trey Gowdy, Republican congressman from South Carolina
Ray Kelly, former New York City police commissioner
Trey Gowdy cemented his national reputation by grilling former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top officials during the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s investigations into what occurred before, during and after the 2012 terror attack in Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.
For a reminder of what these intense grilling sessions were like, watch this video: Trey Gowdy has not yet indicated any “formal interest” in the position, but that hasn’t stopped others from recommending him for the position. Straighshooter Gowdy even has Democrats declaring that he represents the best choice.