Four FBI figures in line to replace Comey
President Donald Trump is considering four senior FBI officials to serve as the interim replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey, a White House official has said.
The four candidates include acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, assistant FBI director in charge Paul Abbate, Chicago special agent in charge Michael J. Anderson and Richmond special agent in charge Adam Lee, the official said.
The official said the Justice Department is running the process with job interviews being conducted by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Meanwhile on Wednesday, the New York Times reported that Comey had requested additional funding and personnel for the agency’s probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election just days before he was fired.
Comey had asked Rosenstein last week for a significant boost in resources and later briefed US lawmakers on the request, the Times said, citing three unnamed officials.