The organization that represents more than 12,000 FBI special agents has endorsed U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) to be the bureau's new leader as the Obama administration seeks a successor to Director Robert S. Mueller III, the Washington Post reports. FBI Agents Association president Konrad Motyka said, “His unique and diverse experience as a veteran, FBI agent and member of Congress will allow him to effectively lead the men and women of the bureau.”
Rogers, who has served as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee since 2011, said he was “humbled” by the endorsement of the FBI agents group and would be interested in the job. Other apparent candidates for the job include Lisa Monaco, who oversaw the Justice Department's National Security Division before becoming Obama's counterterrorism adviser in March; James Comey, deputy attorney general in the George W. Bush administration and Neil MacBride, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. Lewis Schiliro, a former FBI agent who served in a top post in the bureau's New York Office and is now a homeland security official in Delaware, has some support.