Selection of new FBI director soon: Trump

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump today stated that there will be a quick selection of a new Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director in the coming days.

Trump told reporters aboard the Air Force One as he embarked on a visit to Lynchburg, Virginia that a decision may come as soon as before he starts his first oversea trip next Friday.

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“Even that is possible,” he told reporters when asked whether he could unveil his nominee by Friday to succeed James Comey, whose abrupt dismissal has sparked a major media firestorm and much disagreement.

“I think the process is going to go quickly,” Trump said, adding a list of well-known figures are being considered.

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“They’ve been vetted over their lifetime essentially. But very well known, highly respected, really talented people. And that’s what we want for the FBI,” Trump said.