Garland, Gorelick, Wainstein Added to FBI Candidate List


The Wall Street Journal came up with a somewhat different list of candidates to succeed FBI director Robert Mueller from the one produced by the Washington Post, adding federal judge Merrick Garland and former Justice Department officials Jamie Gorelick and Kenneth Wainstein. The Journal’s list includes names mentioned by the Post such as James Comey, Patrick Fitzgerald, Michael Mason, and John Pistole.

Mueller’s 10-year term expires in early September. Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers, a Republican who heads the House Intelligence Committee and is a former FBI agent, told the Journal that the next FBI director should have an understanding of agents. “The next 10 years are almost more important because you now have to incorporate [intelligence into] the agent’s mission and you have to get the agents to buy in to this,” he said.

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