Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington Friday

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington Friday

Some agents who dislike Hillary Clinton believe Comey went too easy on her by not recommending criminal charges, while others think he helped Trump win the election by injecting the Federal Bureau of Investigation so deeply into the race. Asked whether it was the right time to have someone such as Rogers or Cornyn, Graham flatly said, "no".

As White House press secretary if that ever comes to fruition, Guilfoyle would have to take a pay cut and move with her young son from New York City to D.C. On the other hand, anyone who worked on a president's communications team can generally write his or her own ticket in media or public relations after leaving government service, and Fox (or a competitor) would probably re-hire Guilfoyle in a New York minute, if it ever came to that. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that the choice should be "certainly somebody not of a partisan background, certainly somebody of great experience and certainly somebody of courage".

A briefing was nevertheless held Friday, and spokesman Sean Spicer pushed back against charges that the Republican billionaire president had threatened Comey.

While White House officials - including Vice President Mike Pence - initially said Trump's decision to fire Comey came on the recommendation of Rosenstein, Trump offered a conflicting reason in an interview with NBC.

Democrats accused him of interfering with the FBI's probe into Trump campaign links to Russian Federation campaign interference, doubling down on calls for a special counsel to investigate. In a separate appearance on NBC, he argued that it is important for the Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor in the case because such a person would have "the ability to actually prosecute people for violations of law". "So we can make a fast decision". Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said his panel or another congressional committee would "absolutely" subpoena the tapes.

James Comey let that man in that vehicle know that he needed more money, more resources, to expand the investigation between Russia -Vladimir Putin- and Donald Trump.

The New York Times reported that the president asked Comey in January to pledge loyalty to him, which it said Comey refused to do.

The Trump administration is looking to fill the job after President Donald Trump fired Director James Comey this week.

After four months in office, President Donald Trump has become distrustful of some of his White House staff, heavily reliant on a handful of family members and longtime aides, and furious that the White House's attempts to quell the firestorm over the FBI and congressional Russian Federation investigations only seem to add more fuel.

Among those interviewed was Adam Lee, special agent in charge of the FBI's Richmond, Virginia, office.

"Mr. Trump is growing increasingly dissatisfied with the performance of his chief of staff, Reince Priebus; the communications director, Michael Dubke; and Mr. Spicer, a Priebus ally, according to a half-dozen West Wing officials who said the president was considering the most far-reaching shake-up of his already tumultuous term..."

They are among almost a dozen candidates President Donald Trump is considering to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey. John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Senate leader and a former state attorney general.

Frances Townsend, former Bush homeland security and counter-terrorism adviser.

Saturday's list also includes Michael J. Garcia, an associate judge on New York's highest court, and GOP Sen.

An ex-FBI agent, Rogers drew the backing of the FBI Agents Association, which said his diverse background makes him the best choice. FILE - In this January 3, 2006, file photo, then-Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Alice Fisher briefs reporters at the Justice Department in Washington.

There is a "general fear that the White House will try to interfere with the investigation" into Russian election meddling, one FBI source said.