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READER POLL: Who should be the new FBI Director?

READER POLL: Who should be the new FBI Director?

Familiar name like Rudy, or career prosecutor/agent?

Yesterday, Trump turned the beltway on end when he abruptly fired FBI Director Comey. In Comey’s absence, Andrew McCabe is acting as the interim director.

But we want to hear from you.

Who do you think should replace Comey as FBI Director?

I’m voting for Burt Macklin:

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Andrew McCarthy.

Not on your list, Kemberlee, but most assuredly my choice, and the best choice.

Paul In Sweden | May 10, 2017 at 7:22 pm

Does Gen. Mattis have a bullheaded brother with law degree?

I wonder if there isn’t a sheriff of a large enough city who is experienced at managing police and willing to follow the orders of his bosses.

The interim FBI director is a Clinton super-loyalist and has to be watched closely and replaced quickly.

    Old0311 in reply to windbag. | May 11, 2017 at 5:11 am

    Chuck doesn’t have time. He is very cleverly disguised as a North Korean general and is waiting for the perfect time to kick some fat boy butt. When the time is right, the attack will be so fast that it will seem to have happened yesterday. Ahhhh Ching!

Google: Giuliani Freedom is About Authority speech. I vote no on him.

Hillary Clinton!

Blaise MacLean | May 10, 2017 at 7:59 pm

Andy McCarthy was also the first name to come to my mind.

    Ragspierre in reply to Blaise MacLean. | May 11, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    WE agree.

    Note the disparity between your down-thumbs and mine.

    A matter of aspholes who just hate, and their knee JERKS.

      VaGentleman in reply to Ragspierre. | May 12, 2017 at 4:17 am


      It couldn’t possibly be anything you did.
      It must be a great right wing conspiracy.


        Ragspierre in reply to VaGentleman. | May 12, 2017 at 7:08 am

        Oh, we all know it IS something I did.

        I and a few others here committed the heresy of preventing you and a few others from turning this site into a church of the living T-rump.


Professor Jacobson

    VaGentleman in reply to dmi60ex. | May 11, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Great idea. He could run LI from a server in his bathroom and give us all the inside scoop in a bunch of non classified emails.

I keep hearing RINOs calling for Rudy or Christy but either would be a yuuuuuge mistake. Rudy’s ego is as big a problem as Comey’s as is his narcissism. Christy just has too much corruption baggage. We need someone new and younger.

The Dems are going to try to block anyone Trump nominates anyway so he should just pick the one he wants and lean on the GOP-controlled Senate to grow a pair. I expect McCain and his girl friend Lesley will again be a problem as well as Collins so McConnell may have to do some serious badassery on those three to get the nominee through. Will he?

I like the Andrew McCarthy suggestion too.

G. de La Hoya | May 10, 2017 at 9:29 pm

Does this position require U.S. citizenship ????? I think it should be someone from within the organization. There has to be a “golden” carrot to strive for. Outsiders can possibly damage morale and the public’s perception of the FBI at present does not appear well.

    I don’t know about the US citizenship part but I’m thinking the same way about promoting someone from within. The FBI is demoralized right now and needs a reason to not be cynical about the political system. The last thing they need is to have to answer to a “Brownie” as in “You’re doing a great job Brownie!”. Trump needs to refrain from picking someone from his inner circle just because Trump trusts him.

inspectorudy | May 10, 2017 at 9:47 pm

I wouldn’t be surprised if Trump nominates Rosenstein who is now the Deputy DoJ who wrote the long list of reasons why Comey should be fired. He was recently confirmed by a vote of 94 to 6. The Dems would have a real hard time now saying he is unworthy of that job after confirming him for the DoJ job.

    mariner in reply to inspectorudy. | May 10, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    In addition Rosenstein has been at the FBI for 30 years. He knows what’s going on in the organization.

    I think that appointing him Director would be a great move.

    Seeing as how the FBI Director works for the Asst. AG it would be a demotion for Rosenstein and he wouldn’t accept.

      Sam in Texas in reply to Dave. | May 11, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      The FBI Director reports to the Asst. AG, but he is the head of the entire FBI organization and runs it. The Asst. AG is not and does not. Name a bunch of Asst. AGs. Now name a bunch of FBI Directors.

fatolddrunkguy | May 10, 2017 at 10:20 pm

Ted Nugent!!!!!!
Or, anyone willing to place Cuomo and Christie in a special jail cell together.

    Old0311 in reply to fatolddrunkguy. | May 11, 2017 at 5:14 am

    Ted would probably just take’em down with a flaming arrow. I have no idea where he will obtain those homosexual arrows.

Subotai Bahadur | May 10, 2017 at 10:57 pm

From my point of view [retired Peace Officer] I come down on the “outsider” side of the insider -v- outsider debate.

1) The FBI is at the moment an intensely corrupt organization that has been able to get away with being above the law AND an arm of the Democrat Party and the Left for between one and two decades. This is the most important thing to address, to get the FBI being a real law enforcement organization again.

2) The American people recognize #1 as being the situation.

3) If I believed that the poor morale in the FBI was because of disgust at what they had become, it would be one thing. It seems just as likely that it is more a case that they fear for losing their position of privilege based on politics.

4) Therefore, an outsider with law enforcement experience, a lawyer too, maybe; but primarily an honest cop. And especially one who will kick a** and not even bother with taking names. And who will appoint subordinates who will do the same.

5) It also needs to be someone who will take on the street thugs attacking people in Leftist parts of the country, prosecute them when they break the law or violate peoples’ civil rights, and use RICO to take down those funding them.

I cannot see anyone in the FBI now being willing to do what must be done. The best of them were willing to be silent and allow the years of corruption to go on unchallenged.

    Thinker in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | May 10, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    +1 to Subotai. This is why David Clarke is the best choice.

      Tom Servo in reply to Thinker. | May 11, 2017 at 12:21 am

      I love the idea of David Clarke just because it would make CNN’s heads explode even worse then they have been doing the last couple of days.

    “The FBI is at the moment an intensely corrupt organization…”

    There no evidence of that. In fact, I would strongly argue otherwise. When Comey laid out his “closing argument” for convicting Hillary and then recommended no charges (which is not his job), the investigating team were near mutiny.

    Comey was a narcissistic drama queen who went his own way desperate to be a “player”. I have read several times that he wanted the building that will replace the J Edgar Hoover FBI HQ to be named after him. Comey being corrupt does not indict the entire FBI.

Judge Napolitano

You know perfectly well what happens when the public makes suggestions about such things. We’ll end up with a new FBI director named something like Boaty McBoatface.

Pelosi Schmelosi | May 11, 2017 at 12:08 am

No offense to those who commented here, but for all these comments to be incapable of coming up with at least 10 names might mean we’re not too confident anyone can clean this mess

There gas to be someone in the FBI who gives a ____ and would clean up this mess. An outsider will just make things worse.

Wheres the “Anyone as long as its not Hillary” option? 🙂

I normally don’t support hiring choices made on the calculated basis of gender, ethnicity, etc., but, in this case, I’ll say that, given the ceaseless and irrational histrionics and obstruction that Trump and his agenda face from the Left with each passing day, he should make a shrewd choice and pick a deserving and competent woman as the first female head of the FBI — take the Left’s identity politics shtick and throw it back in their faces, as in, “Two can play at this game.” Hell, a black woman would be my ideal pick.

Condi Rice

Gulliani was not well liked by the LE who worked with him in NY way back. He was in the media during 9/11 and working and being there that day, he came off great. but as far as during that agency, no. ANYUONE but Christie. He’s a anti-gun blowhard. You can’t trust a thing he says and he has a ton of skeletons in his closet.

Trey Gowdy

It’s got to be a former federal prosecutor who will be given free reign to reshape the FBI by firing people like Acting Director McCabe who is a fervent Demorat and whose wife is absolutely corrupt simply by her association with Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Joseph diGenova

If you really want to watch liberal heads explode, find a one eyed Jewish black woman named Gonzales.

    Rick the Curmudgeon in reply to robertsgunshop. | May 11, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    I know of one Jewish woman named Gonzales, who’s conservative enough and feisty enough to kick the necessary ass. I think she’d be perfect for the job.

    Unfortunately, she’s not black, nor do I think she’s willing to give up an eye for her country.

PersonFromPorlock | May 11, 2017 at 12:04 pm

Aside from being fictional (surely not a disqualifier in DC), l’inspecteur Javert would be ideal. ;^))

Me me. Pick me. I’ll take the job. I hope they call me.

Rick the Curmudgeon | May 11, 2017 at 4:06 pm

Merrick Garland. (Just to watch the Dems spin around on their eyebrows.)

I’m tired of being fair.
I started out wanting to be honest and fair, and look what it got us.
I want somebody to kick political butt, to be lenient to the political right and over-prosecute the left.
We had to put up with that [email protected] for 8 years of the Obama administration. Now it’s our turn.
Pay backs.
Sure I’m bitter.

Macklin or Giuliani.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr.

ME!! I’ll light a fire under their butts and get the job done.

I think it’d be fun for Trump to put Judge Jeanine and Mark Levin on the list.