President Donald Trump is reportedly meeting with former Transportation Security Administration head John Pistole to lead the FBI, USA Today reported.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer confirmed Trump will interview Pistole, who led the TSA from 2010 to 2014, on Tuesday, as the president looks for a replacement for James Comey. Trump will also speak with Chris Wray, the ex-head of the Justice Department's criminal division in former President George W. Bush's administration.
"When the president feels as though he's met with the right candidate he'll let us know," Spicer told reporters.
Pistole is currently the president of small Christian college Anderson University, located in his hometown of Anderson, Indiana. Previously he led the TSA from 2010 to 2014, and served as deputy director of the FBI for six years under Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed to investigate ties between the Trump campaign and Russian election interference, according to The New York Post.
"He was known as the gentleman deputy director," Jay Abbott, special agent in charge of the Indianapolis FBI office, told USA Today. "Rarely would his temperature rise. He pulled out the best in people."
CNN reported last week Pistole met with deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein for lunch, where they discussed the job.
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