Trump says he will nominate new FBI director soon

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Lee made a counterintuitive suggestion meant to draw bipartisan support: Merrick Garland, the judge nominated previous year by former president Barack Obama to the Supreme Court but never given a hearing by the Republican-controlled Senate. McCabe also said it is not standard practice for the FBI to inform people that they are not the target of an investigation.

Hudson in 2010 declared the foundation of Obamacare unconstitutional when he ruled that the government can not require Americans to purchase insurance.

Hudson earned the nickname "Hang 'Em High Henry" for his tough-on-crime stand as a federal prosecutor and on the bench.

A crowd of more than double that size filled an outdoor stadium on campus to welcome just the second sitting president to address the university's commencement, after George H W Bush in 1990.

McCabe arrived at the Justice Department in a motorcade Saturday afternoon.

White House counsel Doug McGahn could be among the first to go in a staff shake-up being contemplated by President Trump, sources say.

-Adam Lee, special agent in charge of the FBI's office in Richmond, Virginia.

On Fox, Warner said it was "inappropriate" for Sessions to participate in the interviews.

Lee served as section chief of the bureau's Public Corruption and Civil Rights section. Garcia was the USA attorney for the Southern District of NY from 2005-2008. John Cornyn of Texas. Clapper said America's founding fathers had created three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances, but with Trump as president, that was now "eroding".

The New York Times reported it was at that dinner that Trump asked Comey to pledge his loyalty but Comey demurred, saying he could pledge only his honesty.

Trump says "even that is possible".

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper raised doubt about Trump's assertion that Comey had assured him he was not under investigation.

Comey's replacement should not be a current elected official, but someone who "comes from within the ranks or has such a reputation that has no political background at all that can go into the job on day one", he said.

The committee is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election and any potential connections between Russian Federation, the Trump campaign and some of the campaign's top aides.

The other two candidates named in the USA press are New York Appeals Court Judge Michael Garcia and senior lawyer Alice Fisher.

White-collar defense attorney Alice Fisher interviewed with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein. Another 51% said they disagree with Trump, while 17% don't know one way or the other. Trump fired Comey this past week.

"While I had deep reservations with the way Director Comey handled the investigation into the Clinton emails which I made clear at the time and since, to take this action without addressing the profound conflict of interest of the President and Attorney General harkens back to a similarly tainted decision by President Nixon", said Schiff.

The candidates interviewing Saturday are among a almost a dozen being considered, the AP reported.

Fisher headed the Justice Department's criminal division, also under Bush. "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press", read the message. She faced resistance from Democrats during her confirmation over her alleged participation in discussions about detention policies at the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said he supports calls to block the appointment of a new FBI director until a special prosecutor is named to oversee the Russian meddling investigation.

Several candidates for the job have been interviewed Saturday at Justice Department headquarters in Washington.