President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media aboard Air Force One before his departure from Andrews Air Force Base, Md. on May 13.
President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media aboard Air Force One before his departure from Andrews Air Force Base, Md. on May 13. | AP Photo

Trump expects ‘fast decision’ on Comey replacement

LYNCHBURG, Virginia — President Donald Trump signaled Saturday that he will name a replacement for ousted FBI Director James Comey soon.

“We can make a fast decision,” he told a pool of reporters before flying to Lynchburg, where he will deliver Liberty University’s commencement address.

Trump said his decision could come within the next week before he leaves Friday for his first foreign trip as president. “Even that is possible,” he said.

POLITICO reported Friday that Justice Department officials will interview four candidates on Saturday: Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), former Justice Department Criminal Division Chief Alice Fisher and New York state judge and former U.S. Attorney in Manhattan Michael Garcia.

“I think the process is going to go quickly,” Trump said. “Almost all of them are very well known. 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.”

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