From: freebeacon.com, by David Rutz, on May 12, 2017
President Trump is considering at least four people with law enforcement experience to replace James Comey as FBI director, according to a new Bloomberg report.
Among those being considered is House Benghazi Committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.), a former federal prosecutor, and former Bush administration Justice Department official Alice Fisher, according to a White House official. Former Republican Rep. Mike Rogers and former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly are also on Trump’s list.
The list is likely to grow, according to the official:
Trump once called Gowdy’s Benghazi hearings a “disaster,” suggesting they fell short of producing enough damaging evidence against Clinton for her tenure as secretary of state during a 2012 attack in Libya that led to four American deaths. Gowdy supported Senator Marco Rubio in the 2016 Republican primary elections before ultimately supporting Trump as the nominee.
Fisher, the former Bush administration lawyer, is a partner with Latham & Watkins in Washington and focuses on white-collar and international criminal cases, according to the firm’s website.
Rogers retired from Congress in 2015 after seven terms to pursue a career in talk radio. He advised the Trump presidential transition team on national security issues but was asked to leave at about the same time New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was removed as head of the transition.
Rogers, who declined to comment, had criticized Trump’s unsubstantiated claim in March that Obama spied on him, saying on CNN that the president had “put another quarter in the conspiracy parking meter.”
Trump set off a political firestorm on Tuesday when he abruptly fired Comey. Conflicting explanations from the White House over why and how the firing came about have overshadowed the entire week in Washington.
I know, I know, I’ve been wrong about Gowdy before.
I assumed that he would eviscerate Hillary during the House Benghazi hearings and was disappointed that nothing came of it. Even though Gowdy was the committee chair and one would assume that he’d have some measure of control of the hearings, he was faced with stonewalling on every issue. Obviously, the democrats were in a shutdown mode and played defense to every move made by the Republicans, Gowdy included. They were determined that Hillary (due to become our next president) not be tainted by what happened at Benghazi, regardless of her complicity.
I believe that a committee chairman context was not an arena that played to Gowdy’s formidable skills. Though he was chairman, there were eleven other committee members. He was much more successful as a federal prosecutor when he was the primary “go to” guy.
I also expect that with all he knows about her activities, he believes that Hillary was guilty as sin and she was insulated from any meaningful attacks by her democrat palace guard in the form of Elijah Cummings and his cronies.
Would he like another crack at her? Ya think?
We’ve been led to believe that President Trump and Attorney General Sessions would leave the decision about whether to reopen an investigation on Hillary’s email shenanigans up to the new FBI Director. I am PRAYING that President Trump will name Gowdy to the post and give him an opportunity to set the record straight and finally send her to prison where she belongs.
A final thought: it might interest our readers to know how popular Trey Gowdy is. We posted a piece on Gowdy titled, “What You Should Know About Trey Gowdy” in December 2014. We still get hits on it just about every day. Since we published the piece, we’ve had 11,997 reads of it, with 80 so far today. Let’s face it, people just like Gowdy’s no-nonsense approach to interrogation and his commitment to seeing justice served.