US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

17 May 2017

John Cornyn Withdraws as Candidate for FBI Post, Calls for ‘Independent’ Director

A leading candidate to be the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas), withdrew from consideration Tuesday, providing  another sign that a partisan figure might have a hard time winning  confirmation to the influential law-enforcement post. “Now more than ever the country needs a well-credentialed, independent FBI director,” Mr. Cornyn said.
A leading candidate to be the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas),...

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