The letter further criticized Comey’s decision in October, shortly before the election, to tell Congress that the investigation had been reopened to search more emails. Rosenstein’s memo quoted criticism of Comey—tied to his handling of the Clinton emails investigation—from former top Justice Department officials including Jamie Gorelick and Larry Thompson.
Following Comey’s termination, Andrew McCabe, his deputy, became acting FBI director. “Some people ask me whether I walked away from my law degree when I came into law enforcement, but it couldn’t be further from the truth,” McCabe said in April.
Ryan said picking the next director will be “absolutely critical.” He suggested a pick from the judiciary or a career prosecutor, someone “who’s neither red or blue.”
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