WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump today stated that there will be a quick selection of a new Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director in the coming days.
Trump told reporters aboard the Air Force One as he embarked on a visit to Lynchburg, Virginia that a decision may come as soon as before he starts his first oversea trip next Friday.
“Even that is possible,” he told reporters when asked whether he could unveil his nominee by Friday to succeed James Comey, whose abrupt dismissal has sparked a major media firestorm and much disagreement.
“I think the process is going to go quickly,” Trump said, adding a list of well-known figures are being considered.
“They’ve been vetted over their lifetime essentially. But very well known, highly respected, really talented people. And that’s what we want for the FBI,” Trump said.