Richard McFeely withdraws name from consideration for FBI director

Richard McFeely, a former top FBI official, leaves the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

 

WASHINGTON (WJLA) – Former FBI official Richard McFeely has withdrawn his name from consideration to become FBI director, sources close to the decision-making process have confirmed to ABC7 News.

McFeely was among four on the shortlist of candidates who met with President Donald Trump earlier this week.

According to our sources, McFeely informed the White House of his decision Saturday, citing family considerations.

The remaining three potential candidates include Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.; former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating, a Republican; and Andrew McCabe, currently the bureau’s acting director.

President Trump met with the four candidates after firing James Comey from his post as FBI director more than a week ago.

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