Another candidate withdraws from consideration to replace FBI Comey


A Justice Department official announced she has withdrawn her name from the shortlist of potential people to replace the FBI Director post.

Former Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher has removed herself from consideration, as reported by Fox News on Wednesday.

She interviewed with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about taking over the position over the weekend, multiple reports claim.

According to The National Law Journal, a source close to Fisher issued the following statement about her decision:

“Alice is honored and humbled to have been considered. While she had productive discussions with those working on the nomination, she determined she would not proceed.”

“She has tremendous respect for the Justice Department and deeply values the hard work the men and women at the bureau and throughout the department do every day to protect the American public. She will do all she can to help support the president’s nominee as they take on this incredibly important national security and public safety role.”

Fisher worked in the Justice Department between 2005 and 2008 under the George W. Bush administration.

aliceTrump is still eyeing several attorneys, lawmakers, and law enforcement officials to replace Comey, although a number of them have pulled their names from the list in the past few days. Most recently, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn and Rep. Trey Gowdy retracted their interest in the position. 

President Trump is reportedly scheduled to interview four candidates for the job Wednesday, including former Sen. Joe Lieberman, and is moving quickly to find a replacement.

#breaking: fmr asst. deputy attorney general Alice Fisher who was on WH’s shortlist for FBI director withdrew herself from consideration

H/T: The Hill, National Journal

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