The FBI Agents Association (FBIAA) urged President Donald Trump to nominate former House Intelligence Committee Chairman and FBI Special Agent Mike Rogers to replace James Comey as director of the FBI.
“Chairman Rogers exemplifies the principles that should be possessed by the next FBI Director,” FBIAA President Thomas F. O’Connor said in a statement Saturday. Rogers, who led a two-year investigation on the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, interviewed for the director position Saturday.
The FBIAA, which represents over 13,000 active duty and retired agents, said Rogers was uniquely qualified to lead the FBI. “Rogers’ unique and diverse experience will allow him to effectively lead the men and women of the Bureau as we work to protect our country from criminal and terrorist threats,” O’Connor said.
Rogers briefly led President Donald Trump’s national security transition team in 2016 before being let go just days after the election. Rogers served as a Special Agent for the FBI in Chicago during the late eighties and early 1990s before leaving the Bureau to launch his political career. He served as a Michigan state senator before serving seven terms in Congress starting in 2000.
Republican Texas Sen. John Cornyn, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Judge Michael Garcia, Virginia-based FBI Agent Adam Lee, Latham & Watkins attorney Alice Fisher, Former Homeland Security Adviser Frances Townsend and Judge Henry Hudson have all been mentioned as potential nominees, according to multiple media reports.
This report, by Ted Goodman, was cross-posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.