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Ok, James Comey is gone. And while the White House initially told us that it was on the basis of advice from the Deputy Attorney General, Trump later told us that he sacked him because Comey wasn’t doing a very good job. I haven’t been able to confirm if the T-Rump believes this because he’s been unable to uncover evidence of the President’s involvement with Russia, and he believes that anyone who’s failed to do that must clearly be incompetent.

So who will take over?

The acting head of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, would be the logical choice to take over, but he made it clear that he didn’t want the job by the declaring that he thought that Comey had the support of the agency. When he added, “Simply put, sir, you cannot stop the men and women of the FBI from doing the right thing, protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution,” he disqualified himself, because The Donald certainly doesn’t want a man like that in the job.

So what other possible candidates are there and what are the odds.

Rudy Giuliani – Loyal Trump supporter. Helped Trump draft a “more palatable” travel ban. Has experience in public office. Would be Trump’s most sensible choice, so highly unlikely. 25-1

John Cornyn – Senate Majority Whip and former Texas attorney general. Possibility, although he sits on the Intelligence Committee and Trump hasn’t shown any inclination make any appointments where the candidate has any Intelligence in their background. 5-1

Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher – A woman so probably excluded on those grounds alone. 8-1

Jared Kushner – Already has security clearance by virtue of the fact that he’s a Senior White House Adviser and confidant of the President, as well as being his son-in-law. While Trump might possibly just add “FBI chief” to his list of roles, there could be some concern that Kushner would have too much to do given that he’s also in charge of brokering peace in the Israeli-Palestine conflict. 6-1

Keith Schiller – Trump’s bodyguard who delivered the letter to Comey informing him that he was terminated. (At least, it would have informed him of that, but as it was already on the news, Comey already knew.) Anyway, Schiller has been critical of the FBI for not being more aggressive in their investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails. In addition to this, Schiller has forcibly removed reporters and punched a protester. As one of Trump’s most ardent supporters, he’s almost a certainty, so I won’t be offering odds on him.

This, of course, overlooks the possibility of Trump deciding that the only way to get the FBI back on track is to appoint the current head of the KGB to run the organisation.

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17 comments

  1. Jennifer Meyer-Smith

    My suggestion of whom Trump would like to appoint is the Russian mobster seen shaking hands with his buddy, Trump, who reportedly linked Trump to Putin on his path to the Presidency.

    But then, that might be a bit messy since he’s probably one of the thugs Trump is under investigation for for dealing with the devil (as a foreign mobster) at the expense of the American People!

  2. RonaldR

    Jennifer Meyer-Smith heck you talk a lot of shit – that’s because you don’t know what you are talking about , but next time please stand up as your voice was all muffled . and stop reading the mass media it just keeps you dumb

  3. Jaq

    Wow RonaldR. That was pretty nasty. We are all allowed an opinion here . Can tell you’re a Trump fan- just by your rudeness.

  4. Michael Taylor

    Jennifer Meyer-Smith heck you talk a lot of shit …

    I thought her comment was quite reasonable and had some merit.

  5. Freethinker

    I respect and agree with Jennifer comment.
    RonaldR you are among of a very few here that can make that kind of offensive comment based on your posts and political preferences.

  6. Jennifer Meyer-Smith

    RonaldR,

    if I talk shit, I’m not above owning up to it.

    How can you prove you do likewise?

  7. Alan Austin

    Looking very much like the last days of Richard Nixon. Already.

  8. Kaye Lee

    I agree Alan. Rossleigh’s articles always make me uncomfortable. He claims to write satire but he has turned into prognosticator.

    I start out laughing and end up whimpering.

  9. Matters Not

    Well you can support the concepts of ‘checks and balances’ and the ‘separation of powers’ as illustrated via discrete Executive, Legislative and Judicial functions or you can choose to support the One (executive) who knows all .

    Having a Trump as the executive who ‘leads the free world’ is unsustainable and completely undesirable. Then again – having Pence (and mother) as his replacement is also unthinkable. But thems the choices.

    It’s a mad, mad world we live in. Then there’s Hanson and … on our own patch.

  10. Johno

    Could Trump hire himself, sort of like job sharing.

  11. Jagger

    Rossleigh, what price Greg Norman? He seems to fit the criteria, loyal supporter and friend of Trump, no experience, rich, can close a deal and more importantly can help with Donald’s vicious slice he’s developed lately, why the FBI could come to mean Four Ball Incorporated.

  12. Michael Taylor

    Jagger, I thought Murdoch would be the perfect candidate. After all, he has plenty of experience when it comes to phone tapping.

  13. Jennifer Meyer-Smith

    I like Johno’s, Jagger’s and Michael’s suggestions as the most bizarre.

  14. Rossleigh

    Jennifer, I don’t think that you should rush to a conclusion. I suspect that Trump himself may find the most bizarre!

  15. Terry2

    Trump likes to keep these appointments in the family : like the Addams family there is sure to be an Uncle Fester in the Trump family tree. Failing that, what about Kelly-Anne Conway she with the Halloween mask ?

  16. Kronomex

    The Donald is either trying to channel human emotions or he’s getting a headache from the loud continous echo inside his head…head…head…

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