It is "possible" that a replacement will be chosen for fired FBI Director James Comey as soon as this Friday, President Trump told the White House press pool Saturday. "We can make a fast decision," the president added.
A source told Politico Friday evening four candidates will interview for the role Saturday: acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), former Justice Department Criminal Division Chief Alice Fisher, and Michael Garcia, a New York state judge.
Those four reportedly come from a roster of about a dozen under consideration, whom Trump described Saturday as "outstanding" people. "They've been vetted over their lifetime, essentially," he said. "But very well known, highly respected, really talented people. And that's what we want for the FBI."