Cornyn among 4 interviewing for Federal Bureau of Investigation director
09:13, May 16, 2017
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President Donald Trump is looking for a replacement after he abruptly firedJames Comey on Tuesday. On the Republican side, obvious potential candidates for appointment or election would be Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Land Commissioner George P. Bush and U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who toyed with running against Sen.
Cornyn is no stranger to the law, but his legal background is as a state judge (San Antonio district, 1984-1990, then the Texas Supreme Court, 1990-1997) and prosecutor (Texas Attorney General, 1998-2002), rather than an investigator.
Other lawmakers reported to be on the short list include South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy, a form federal prosecutor, and former Representative Mike Rogers from MI.
President Donald Trump is considering almost a dozen candidates to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey, a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials.
The historically black university announced Friday that Cornyn, a Republican, would not speak at the commencement ceremony on Saturday but would be invited back to the university for another appearance in the future.
A Duke-educated lawyer, McCabe was named past year as the FBI's deputy director, the No. 2 position in the bureau, overseeing significant investigations and operations.
"I think the next Federal Bureau of Investigation director needs to be someone who, by their appointment, causes everyone in the nation to feel whatever the Federal Bureau of Investigation does is going to be beyond reproach - no partisanship, no loyalty kinds of issues other than to our country", he told reporters.
Senate Democrats likely will stall on whomever Trump nominates while Republican senators such as Susan Collins of ME and Lindsey Graham of SC have voiced concerns over nominating someone to the position who works in a partisan environment.
McCabe on Thursday contradicted the Trump White House when he called the probe into the possible Russian meddling in the United States election as "a highly significant investigation" and commented that Comey still "enjoyed broad support within the FBI".
Gillibrand, seen by some Democrats as a rising star, has emerged as one of the most outspoken Senate opponents to Trump's agenda. Trump then suggested doing away with "press briefings" all together. "You can't be cute about tapes", the SC lawmaker told NBC.
Those sanctions - and that tension - could get even tighter if North Korea is added to the USA list of state sponsors of terror. It has said its preferred route is to pressure North Korea to given up its nuclear and missile programs through sanctions.
And, despite her substantial loss, the election definitely elevated the National Front and brought it closer to the mainstream. The En Marche candidate took 66.1% France's votes, leaving Marine Le Pen, of Front National, trailing behind with 33.9%.
Moon expressed his hope to visit Trump and Xi in the near future, pledging cooperation with both in denuclearizing North Korea. The White House congratulated Moon, saying it looked forward to working with him to strengthen the longstanding U.S.
It noted that the plotters infiltrated a "terrorist" into South Korea, who had satellite communications equipment. Pompeo made an unannounced visit to South Korea earlier this month for talks on the Pyongyang threat.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Emmanuel Macron, congratulating him on his victory in the French presidential election. Valls, making his offer to join Macron's movement on RTL radio on Tuesday, declared France's Socialist Party was dead.
There was an emergency situation at this site in Washington state after a tunnel full of highly contaminated materials collapsed . The Department of Energy issued a statement saying no action was necessary for residents of Benton and Franklin County.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the neighboring countries share common strategic interests. The Korean Broadcasters Association said the poll had a margin of error of 0.8 percentage points.
Russian Federation is ready to cooperate with the United States in setting up de-escalation zones in Syria, Lavrov stressed. In Washington, Tillerson made no comment on the Comey firing or on the substantive issues he would discuss with Lavrov.
My mom would read stories to me at night when I was a kid and attended every single one of my sporting events that she could. They should constantly be told how much they're appreciated, and their treasure trove of wisdom should never be undervalued.
Brewers bash Mets pitching again, come back for 11-9 win
Still, Walker upped his May average to.340 with 12 RBIs after hitting just.195 and knocking in 10 runs in April. Milwaukee right-hander Zach Davies (4-2) got the win despite allowing four runs and seven hits in five innings.
Si Woo Kim becomes youngest winner of Players Championship
Defending champion Jason Day closed with an 80, keeping very much in tact the streak of no victor ever repeating in the Players. Kim proved a steady stroke and the ability to let the field fall off the leaderboard was the best way to secure victory.
Naseemuddin Siddiqui expelled from BSP, hits back at Mayawati
Mayawati said when she asked the sacked leader to furnish details about money spent, he did not do so, forcing her to expel him. He also levelled charges against Mayawati saying that she demanded 50 crores rupees from him and sold tickets during elections.
Drayton Manor to reopen but water ride remains shut
An 11-year-old girl has died after falling from a water ride in a United Kingdom theme park, family members and authorities said. The theme park has remained closed since the mid-afternoon tragedy for health and safety investigations.
Android clickjacking attacks possible from Google Play apps
This means that a malicious app downloaded directly from the app store will be automatically granted this risky permission". Beyond this, we still do not know much about how Google will take on the permissions for the apps like Facebook.
China Ambiguous about Report of US-N. Korea Summit Proposal
An official statement did not say what kind of missile was tested or when it was sacked , only saying it happened "recently". China and Russian Federation openly protested at the USA deploying the THAAD, accusing them of using it to spy on them.
US, Russia agree to increased diplomacy on Syria
The other is that the two leaders discussed a Russian plan to establish "safe or de-escalation" zones in Syria . A White House readout of the phone calls says the two leaders discussed the creation of safe zones in Syria .
Phoenix police unsure what motivated accused serial shooter
At the time, investigators were looking into a separate string of shootings that targeted drivers on Phoenix-area freeways. Ms Smith said she had grown frustrated over the past year as detectives kept her in the dark about the investigation.
Romo fails in US Open bid
Romo had by far the largest gallery of the day with some fans wearing his No. 9 jersey. Hopefully I'll continue to improve at that and hopefully get better and be good".
Waze Let's You Record Your Voice For Directions
Meanwhile, Waze recommends that you use clear and intelligible voices to ensure that you avoid any mishaps while out on the roads. Only one recording is stored at one time and you can re-record them as many times as you need until you're satisfied.
Senate confirms Wilson as secretary of the Air Force
Wilson, a former Republican congresswoman from New Mexico, is expected to be sworn in within a week, according to the Pentagon. "It is an honor to congratulate Secretary Heather Wilson on her confirmation to become the 24th Secretary of the Air Force ".
Tigers offense stalls in 3-2 loss to Indians
The Cleveland Indians finish their Major League Baseball series at the Motor City versus the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. Cabrera homered Tuesday after returning from a groin problem, but he was removed from that game in the late innings.