President Donald Trump’s abrupt ouster of FBI Director James Comey leaves a leadership vacuum at the nation’s premier law enforcement agency that won’t be easy to fill.
According to reports, the top 5 names are:
Giuliani, the former mayor of New York and United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, would likely be among Trump’s top choices for FBI director, given his loyalty to the President and law enforcement background.
Kelly did two stints as New York City police commissioner, under Mayors David Dinkins and Michael Bloomberg. Kelly is highly respected in law enforcement and had a strong reputation with community leaders in New York.
The former House Intelligence Committee chairman and seven-term congressman from Michigan has one obvious qualification: He’s a former FBI special agent.
Picking Rep. Trey Gowdy, the South Carolina Republican and former federal prosecutor, would electrify Trump’s Republican base.
Terwilliger served as deputy attorney general under President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s, after serving as U.S. attorney in Vermont and as a federal prosecutor in Washington.