President Donald Trump was justified in firing James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, freeing him to make a "fresh start" with the agency, former Attorney General William Barr wrote in The Washington Post on Friday. Trump did not mention Comey during his speech at Liberty University.
Among those being interviewed are Sen.
Among those expected to be interviewed on Saturday were Michael J Garcia, an associate judge on New York's highest court, and US District Judge Henry E Hudson, a George W Bush appointee who struck down the centrepiece of the Obama administration's health care law in 2010.
Rogers, an ex-FBI agent and former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has drawn the backing of the FBI Agents Association.
"Even that is possible", Trump said, speaking on Air Force One before departing for Lynchburg, Virginia, where he delivered a commencement address.
While Democrats have called for an independent special counsel to investigate the Russian Federation matter, most Republicans have said that is not necessary given the FBI probe and investigations in both the House and Senate.
He is one of at least six candidates slated to interview Saturday at Justice Department headquarters in Washington.
On Fox, Warner said it was "inappropriate" for Sessions to participate in the interviews. Lee did not answer questions as he walked into the building.
Garcia, a former NY prosecutor, held high-level positions in the Commerce Department, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. He was the third interviewee of the day.
The first candidate to arrive was Alice Fisher, a high-ranking Justice Department official in the George W Bush administration. Such public insults, some political observers contend, could certainly come back to haunt Trump if Comey has a story to tell that diverges from Trump's or reveals new details about their discussions.
Trump is specifically eyeing a crackdown on his communications team over anger at the number of leaks that have been spilling out of the White House.
This week: "I do not necessarily support the president's decision".
Maxine Waters let the cat bolt right out of the bag when she referred this week to Hillary Clinton and Comey: "If she had won the White House, I believe that given what he did to her, and what he tried to do, she should have fired him".
"That is not accurate", McCabe said. He said Clapper is among those convinced that contacts between Trump's people and Russians were clear of collusion. Trump told reporters that "we could make a fast decision" because "almost all of them are very well known".
"In fact, when I chose to just do it, I said to myself, I said, 'You know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won, '" Trump told Holt during the interview.
The 49-year-old Mr McCabe, a career FBI agent, has taken part in a number of high-profile investigations, including probes into the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 and the attacks against United States installations in Benghazi, Libya in 2012.
Trump's pick will have to be confirmed by the Senate.
"The fact that they had a private conversation in which the president, by his own admission, was discussing the future of Director Comey in that job and the president brings up whether he's under investigation?"