The Trump administration's search for a new FBI Director hit roadblocks on Tuesday, after two high-profile potential candidates, a moderate judge and a conservative senator, indicated they do not want the job. And he would not say if there was a pledge for loyalty, as Trump reportedly asked Comey to commit to earlier this year, though the White House has denied that account. No White House aide appeared on the Sunday news shows, leaving Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, to defend Trump.
The White House denied the report in a statement, saying it was "not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the President and Mr. Comey". If McConnell does not seek reelection or loses his race, Cornyn could try to convince the conference to give him the job he has been wanting, but he wouldn't automatically be at the head of the list. Cornyn is a Texas republican and a member of the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said last weekend.
The latest example of his too-rare rationality was his objection to the suggestion that President Trump should appoint Graham's colleague Sen.
Cornyn has served as Texas' Attorney General, a Texas Supreme Court justice and a local judge. Former aides describe him as a detail-obsessed and thoughtful boss. "So, he has to calculate what would serve his interest and his re-election best, and what would serve the interest of the Republican Party in the long-term", said Suri.
When asked by reporters Tuesday afternoon if the information revealed in the Post report led Cornyn to his decision, he said "no". Gen. Alice Fisher, New York appeals court Judge Michael Garcia, FBI special agent Adam Lee and U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson of Virginia.
First, Governor Greg Abbott would pick an interim to hold onto the seat until November. "We've got a chance to reset here as a nation".
The Texas Republican made the announcement this afternoon via press release. Trump has openly vented his frustration with the media and Democrats on Twitter, musing about canceling press briefings and arguing that it's hard for aides to know his thinking.
Garland and Cornyn have distanced themselves from the selection process just three days before Trump has said he may make a decision.
As Senate Republican leaders approached the podium for their weekly news conference, a familiar face was nowhere in sight. A leader of the United Arab Emirates was scheduled to visit Monday.