President Donald Trump has said he may make a decision on who will succeed ousted FBI chief James Comey before leaving for his first official foreign trip on Friday. He made the remark onboard Air Force One ahead of an event at Liberty University in Lynchurg Virginia.
“I think the process is going to go quickly because almost all of them are very well known,” Trump told reporters in-flight. “They’ve been vetted over their lifetime, essentially. But [they are] very well known, highly respected and really talented people. And that’s what we want for the FBI.”
A White House official said 11 people are being considered to replace Comey and some US media have reported that a short list of four has already been made. The Republican-led U.S. Senate will have to rubber stamp the successful candidate.