Who Should Replace Comey as FBI Director? 'Special Report' Panel Weighs In
After FBI Director James Comey was fired by President Trump, speculation has been running wild about who should replace Comey.
Several names that have been mentioned as possibilities are Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), former Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.
On "Special Report" tonight, Steve Hilton, Susan Page and Charles Krauthammer gave their picks for who Trump should nominate to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Hilton said in the current atmosphere, it's important to have an FBI chief who's not overly political. That's why he suggests another former NYPD commissioner: Bill Bratton.
"Get someone who's a law enforcement professional, highly respected, can earn the trust of the rank and file within the FBI, but also the public and of the lawmakers and politicians," Hilton said.
Page said she's going with Mike Rogers, who served seven terms as a Michigan congressman and who served as chair of the House Intelligence Committee.
She pointed out that not only did Rogers used to work at the FBI, but he showed the ability to work with Democrats during his committee's investigation into the Benghazi terror attack.
"He's also a generation younger than some of the other names on this list," Page said. "He's in his 50s. It's a ten-year appointment. That may matter."
Charles Krauthammer said he's going with an "out-of-the-box" pick in Condeleeza Rice.
"I don't think you need a history in law enforcement," Krauthammer said. "The one thing you've got to have here is a sense of integrity, unimpeachable integrity."
He said that not only does Rice have experience serving as secretary of state and on the National Security Council, but she also happens to know a lot about Russia.
"She could read the alleged collusion documents in the original Russian, if necessary," Krauthammer said.
He acknowledged she might not want the job, but she could serve in the role for a year or two until the Russian mess is cleared up.
"And then she'd go on to be the commissioner of the NFL," Krauthammer said.
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