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Rep. Cummings Favors Garland, Rogers for FBI Director

By    |   Friday, 12 May 2017 02:52 PM

Rep. Elijah Cummings said he would be in favor of Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's Supreme Court justice candidate, or former Republican Rep. Mike Rogers as the new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein might also be an effective choice for the position, Cummings, D-Maryland, said during a Friday interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

"We have to have people like that, who will do what is right by the American people. We have got to move forward with this," Cummings said.

After Comey's firing on Tuesday, Cummings called for immediate hearings, The Hill reported.

"Congress needs to have immediate emergency hearings to obtain testimony directly from Attorney General (Jeff) Sessions, the deputy attorney general, and FBI Director Comey," Cummings said.

"Now the president fired the one independent person who was doing the most to investigate President Trump and his (2016) campaign over allegations of coordination with Russia," Cummings added, The Hill reported.

Republican Sen. Mike Lee also brought up Garland's name during a Thursday interview.

"I would imagine that this might be a post that might interest him and it might be a post that he could serve in very effectively," Lee said.

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