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Trump may pick new FBI director within a week

ANI  |  Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] 

United States President Donald Trump has said he might name a replacement for former FBI director James Comey within a week even as some experts continue to challenge the legality of the decision to fire the latter.

"We can make a fast decision," The Telegraph quoted Trump, as saying.

"I think the process is going to go quickly."

It's reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions began interviewing candidates for the role on Saturday.

Trump's comments came ahead of an address to students at Liberty University.

Trump has already suggested a new candidate for the FBI director, who would need to be confirmed by the senate. The candidate may be chosen as soon as this week, before Trump leaves on his first foreign trip since taking office.

The first candidate to meet Sessions was Alice Fisher, a 50-year-old white-collar crime lawyer.

55-year-old Michael Garcia, an associate judge on New York's highest court, and John Cornyn, the second most senior Republican in the Senate are also said to be in the running.

Andrew McCabe, the acting director of the FBI since Comey was fired is also being considered.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, May 14 2017. 04:33 IST
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