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Cornyn says he will stay in Senate, won't be FBI director

Cornyn says he will stay in Senate, won't be FBI director

Asked previously if he would be willing to serve as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, Cornyn said with a smile, "I'm happy serving my state and my country in my present position". "I've informed the administration that I'm committed to helping them find such an individual".

Trey Gowdy took himself out of the search, narrowing the field of persons President Trump is looking at.

Cornyn was one of many candidates under considation to replace James Comey, who was sacked by Trump last week.

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Roof also told his parents he was born with syphilis and that he couldn't read any longer because his brain was deteriorating. Rachel Loftin wrote in one report, "but his symptoms appear to me to be consistent with the schizophrenia spectrum".

Cornyn, a former attorney general and Supreme Court justice in the state of Texas, is now the GOP's majority whip in the Senate.

Several of those named could be considered outside shots: For example, while Thompson criticized Comey's handling of the Clinton emails, he also co-authored a Washington Post op-ed last October calling for Trump's electoral defeat.

McCabe on Thursday contradicted the Trump White House when he called the probe into the possible Russian meddling in the United States election as "a highly significant investigation" and commented that Comey still "enjoyed broad support within the FBI". But Trump has remained leery of Ayotte, who publicly broke with him during his presidential campaign and criticized him, according to people close to the White House. Governor Greg Abbott would appoint a senator, who would serve until a special election could be held to fill Cornyn's seat. And the Texas senator released the statement not long after reports that Judge Merrick Garland, who some Republicans had touted for the job, is not interested. Local mayors called him a "friend", something local officials don't often say about elected officials at Cornyn's level. "Senators generally do better in confirmation hearings and you add that to the fact that Cornyn has been vetted in every way you possibly can".

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The ICC normally does not have a say on bilateral series as it is a bi-partite agreement between the two cricket boards. India s cricket board dropped a $42 million damages claim against the West Indies over an abandoned tour in 2014.

Yet the same track record that made Cornyn a controversial pick for Texas Southern could lead to tough questioning from Democrats if he becomes the nominee.

In the wake of a bombshell story about the president spilling classified information to the Russians and FBI Director James Comey's stunning dismissal a week ago, whoever is nominated for the position will face intense scrutiny from both parties. Senate Republicans insisted at the time that the next president should replace Scalia, and the strategy paid off when Trump won the election.

Although Trump is considering more than a dozen candidates for the post, including lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials, eight were in line yesterday for the first interviews with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein.

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He said Trump discussed a range of subjects with the Russians, including "common efforts and threats regarding counter-terrorism". But with his disclosure of highly classified information to Russian diplomats, they've floundered to explain the decision.

FILE - In this May 10, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.


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