Trump Considers Comey’s Replacement at FBI


Ridding America of James Comey was only the first small step for mankind in draining the swamp. A real swamp drainer replacement is going to be needed–one who can be confirmed by the Senate, including with needed support from the dirty rats Lindsay Graham and John McCain.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio is not on any list, probably because he’s facing legal troubles and would incite a revolt among RINO Republicans and ALL Democrats. Trump supporter, former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, is also missing from this list.

Proving that their not racists, many Trump supporters like Sheriff David Clarke, above. He’s already stated that he would push to put Hillary Clinton on trial and in prison.

Much to the chagrin of feminists, no women are on anybody’s list.

New York Post

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday began the process of interviewing interim FBI directors after the ouster of James Comey – with former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and Gov. Chris Christie likely candidates, according to reports.

Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who is leading the agency in the interim, is one of the people being interviewed by Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, CNN reported on Wednesday.

The cable news channel reported that candidates are not limited to people inside the bureau and about four to eight people will be interviewed.

The Associated Press named Kelly and Christie among possible candidates.

It also listed David Clarke, the sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisc., a staunch supporter of President Trump who spoke at the Republican National Convention last July, and Rep. Trey Gowdy, a Republican who headed up the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s actions during the attack on the US Embassy in Benghazi.

On the AP’s list are:

Ray Kelly

The longest-serving police commissioner in New York City, Kelly oversaw the force in the years following the Sept. 11 attacks when terror threats were routine. His tough-on-crime stance, including support for provocative tactics like stop-and-frisk, could make him a natural ally of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and a go-to guy for a fellow New Yorker like Trump. Kelly as commissioner defended a police operation, exposed by the Associated Press, that conducted secret surveillance of Muslims. He could partner with Trump and Sessions on anti-terrorism efforts.

Chris Christie

Though his relationship with Trump has been topsy-turvy, the governor of New Jersey has known the president for years and could bring law enforcement bona fides to the job.

Christie is a former Republican-appointed United States attorney in New Jersey, and he cited that background time and again during his 2016 presidential campaign. His legacy as governor took a hit, however, with the Bridgegate scandal that was investigated by the FBI, prosecuted by the Justice Department and that brought down some of his allies.

David Clarke

A wild card, but the outspoken and polarizing Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, sheriff has been a fierce supporter of Trump and even landed a speaking spot at last summer’s Republican National Convention. A conservative firebrand known for his cowboy hat, Clarke has called himself “one of those bare-knuckles fighters” and has been critical of what he called the “hateful ideology” of the Black Lives Matters movement. But he’d be a long shot given that a county jury recently recommended criminal charges against seven Milwaukee County jail staffers in the dehydration death of an inmate who went without water for seven days.

Trey Gowdy

The South Carolina Republican led the House committee investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s actions surrounding the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Gowdy is also a former federal prosecutor who boasts of his work on drug trafficking, bank robberies and child pornography cases. He was among lawmakers critical of Comey’s decision not to prosecute Clinton in the email server investigation, saying other government officials would have been prosecuted if they handled classified information like Clinton did, but federal officials disagree with that assessment. Gowdy said after Comey’s firing that though he had differences with the former FBI director on some matters, he “never lost sight of the fact that he had a very difficult job.”

Politico offers a longer list of 11 candidates for the vacancy at the FBI. At least two on that list are Jews. CNN also offers a slightly different list.

7 thoughts on “Trump Considers Comey’s Replacement at FBI

  1. Trey Gowdy > If he investigated Benghazi, then why didn’t they lock up Hitlery then! — If he’s big on cracking down on child porn & drug trafficking, that’s good.

    Chris Christie > I like the guy because he got on the Trump Train very early, which shows he’s smart. But Trump treated him like dog poo later. Even so, his early loyalty should be repaid somehow, though I don’t necessarily see him as an FBI Director.

    Sheriff Clarke — I like a guy who wears a cowboy hat. Not everybody can wear one & look “cool.” So Clarke would make a very “cool” FBI Director. Plus he’s tough on crime & on black crime, I like that, too. BUT, I didn’t know about the dehydration death in his jail. That’s bad. Where was Clarke during that time? You can live without food a long time, but water is always recommended. Was the guy eating but had nothing to drink? Even food itself provides some hydration, especially fruits/veggies (water-content foods).

    Too bad Arpaio also cannot be rewarded for his great work for decades in battling crooks & criminals.

    Forget Giuliani. He’s a has-been & a 9/11 fraud. Probably also Kelly since he was there during that same timeframe.

    And yes, please, NO WOMEN as FBI Director, ugh.

  2. CNN lists this guy as a possibility, but UGH. A former Obama TSA chief, & a former GWB hack. He also believes the 9/11 lie…

    John Pistole
    Pistole, currently the president of Anderson University in Indiana, is another example of someone who could curry bipartisan support.

    Pistole, who last served as the administrator of the Transportation Security Administration under President Barack Obama, also served as deputy director of the FBI under former president George W. Bush.

    He joined the FBI in 1983, serving at the bureau for 26 years until he was confirmed as TSA head in July 2010. While at the FBI he also worked at the bureau’s Executive Assistant Director for national security.

    Pistole would be a more establishment pick, given his work on terrorism policy during both the Bush and Obama administrations.

    Unlike other options on this list, it is unclear whether Pistole backed a presidential candidate in 2016.

    The former TSA head has commented on some Trump policies, though.
    After Trump planned to cut the “armed pilot” program, training that was developed after 9/11 to prepare pilots and crew for a highjacking scenario, Pistole told The Washington Post that he disagreed.

    “If you were on one of the four hijacked planes on 9/11, you’d sure say it was important,” he said. “To me, it’s a relatively small investment for the potential for the risk-mitigation value. It’s all about how much risk do you want to take on. I would advocate for a reduction in that program but not elimination.”

  3. The two Jews from Politico’s list…

    No, due to his COS-relation to Comey:
    Chuck Rosenberg
    Rosenberg is a veteran federal prosecutor who is currently serving as acting chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Before taking that post, Rosenberg was chief of staff to Comey — a connection that might be too close for comfort for Trump.

    Rosenberg is highly regarded by Republican and Democratic lawyers. He served in a series of high-level roles at the Justice Department and as a prosecutor in northern Virginia. Of potential interest to Trump: Rosenberg has experience with law enforcement at the Mexican border from a stint as acting U.S. attorney in southern Texas about a decade ago.


    Ehhh, if Obama liked this guy, that can’t be good:
    Ken Wainstein
    A longtime federal prosecutor now in private practice, Wainstein served as the first head of the Justice Department’s national security division when it was formed in 2006. He previously was the U.S. attorney in the nation’s capital under President George W. Bush. Wainstein also brings FBI experience, having served as general counsel and chief of staff to FBI Director Robert Mueller.

    Wainstein, who is widely respected by prosecutors and law enforcement officials, was reportedly considered by President Barack Obama as a replacement for Mueller in 2011 before Obama asked Mueller to extend his term by two years.

  4. Please–let’s stop calling her “Hitlery”–talk about a travesty. She is not fit to stand in His shadow.

  5. Gentiles from Politico’s list, not mentioned elsewhere… INCLUDING A FEMALE former-Clinton-years-hack:

    NO, since he let Hitlery off the hook for Benghazi:

    —Mike Rogers
    The former House Intelligence Committee chairman and seven-term congressman from Michigan has one obvious qualification: He’s a former FBI special agent.

    Rogers briefly served on Trump’s transition team but was removed in a reshuffle in mid-November. Even the brief time Rogers spent aiding Trump will fuel questions about his independence. But a Benghazi probe he led as Intelligence Committee chairman essentially cleared Hillary Clinton of wrongdoing, which could reassure some Democrats.


    And four others…

    Good, that he wanted to investigate the IRS for targeting conservative groups:

    —George Terwilliger
    Terwilliger served as deputy attorney general under President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s, after serving as U.S. attorney in Vermont and as a federal prosecutor in Washington.

    Terwilliger spoke out against Comey’s decision in October to disclose that the FBI had reopened the Clinton email probe to examine new evidence. “There’s a difference between being independent and flying solo,” he told The New York Times.

    Terwilliger has been active in Republican political circles and in 2014 called for a special counsel to investigate the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups. In private practice for the past couple of decades, he’s currently defending former Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.).


    Black guy, age 71; plus, I disagree with all of them re Comey going public re Hitlery’s emails. Why shouldn’t we be allowed to know?

    —Larry Thompson
    A former deputy attorney general under President George W. Bush, Thompson joined with Democratic lawyer and former Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick in a Washington Post op-ed last fall that blasted Comey for his decisions to publicize aspects of the Clinton email probe.

    “We now have real-time, raw-take transparency taken to its illogical limit, a kind of reality TV of federal criminal investigation,” they wrote. “It is antithetical to the interests of justice, putting a thumb on the scale of this election and damaging our democracy.”

    Thompson enjoys a strong reputation among former Justice officials, but at 71 his age could also be an issue. Trump could make history by nominating Thompson: He’d be the first African-American to head the FBI, which is struggling to improve the diversity of its special agent corps.


    Sounds good, law clerk to Scalia. But if he was a former federal judge, & Trump wants to replace a lot of federal judges, he should be used for that instead:

    —Mark Filip
    Filip, also a former attorney general under George W. Bush, has some résumé points other contenders lack. He was a federal judge in Chicago before taking the No. 2 job at DOJ. He also served as a law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia, whom Trump is fond of praising.


    FEMALE, NO!!! & UGH, former adviser to RENO, & Clinton hack; & don’t you just hate the name FRAN anyway?

    —Fran Townsend
    Townsend is best known as homeland security adviser to George W. Bush, but she started her career as a federal prosecutor in New York City, serving for a time under then-U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani. She held a series of high Justice Department posts during the Clinton administration, including as an adviser to Attorney General Janet Reno.

    Townsend was reportedly in the running for Homeland Security secretary, but Trump ultimately opted for Gen. John Kelly for that post.

    Townsend would also give Trump a chance to make history by naming the first woman as director of the FBI, but some Republicans have long been wary of her because of the roles she filled at DOJ during the Clinton years.

  6. Sheriff Joe would be the ideal candidate to actually do the job.

    For the left, Sarah Silverman would be perfect.

    There is no statute of limitations on murder, as former 21 year old German accountants find out 70+ years after a crime they did not commit and which did not even happen. So 911 can always be reopened by the FBI and should be ASAP. I would like to see an FBI director who did that and also published why FBI agents were stood down at that time both before and after the crime, why the expert FAA Air Crash investigators were stood down, why the air defense of the USA was stood by by Cheney beofre and during the attack, why the FBI did not arrest any of these Muslim terrorists before the crime, were any CIA or FBI agents involved in the crime or with the Muzzies. All these types iof question have nothing to do with whether demolition took place, i.e. inside job. The FBI should go public with their own report – which would most likely contradict the (((Official))) report. Was Lucky Larry investigated for insurance fraud? Did the lucky Option buyers of Airline PUTS get investigated? Etc.

    Does the FBI protect the US public or the biggest criminals such as the architects of 911?

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