Wednesday, May 17, 2017
New Problem Emerges For Trump: Potential FBI Directors No Longer Want The Job
Zerohedge by Tyler Durden
The fallout from Trump's ongoing FBI scandal has revealed a new, unexpected problem for the Trump administration: potential FBI directors don't want the job.
The quandary emerged on Tuesday when two high-profile potential candidates, a moderate judge and a conservative senator, signaled they did not want the job. Speaking to Reuters, advisers to Judge Merrick Garland and U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas said they discouraged them from leading the FBI, cautioning that "they would be leaving important, secure jobs for one fraught with politics and controversy."
They added that the new FBI director would "have little job security and heightened scrutiny by political observers following President Donald Trump's abrupt firing of James Comey" on May 9.
Garland and Cornyn distancing themselves from the selection process just three days before Trump has said he may make a decision, points to the difficulties the White House has in filling the FBI post amid turmoil in the administration.