Who Will Replace Comey: Here Are Seven Possible Names

Tyler Durden's picture

While Democrats are demanding a non-political appointee (like asking for a virgin in a whorehouse), speculation has already begun over who will replace Comey as FBI Director...

As Axios reports, here are a few possible replacements...

Rudy Giuliani

The former New York mayor and U.S. attorney is reportedly on Trump's shortlist to replace Comey. A source close to Trump confirmed to NY Mag's Olivia Nuzzi that Giuliani is being considered for FBI director. However, before that tip, Giuliani told Nuzzi and The Atlantic's Rosie Gray: "I am not. I'm not a candidate for FBI director. The president's not gonna ask me, and I'm not gonna be FBI director."

Giuliani was in D.C. last night, having drinks at Trump International Hotel. When asked if he'll be meeting with the president today, he said, "If I am, I wouldn't say."

Chris Christie

The New Jersey governor is not without controversies of his own, but he was one of the first Republicans to endorse Trump in 2016. Earlier this year, Trump appointed Christie to lead his opioid and drug abuse commission.

Andrew McCabe

McCabe is currently serving as the acting FBI director in Comey's absence. He has been Comey's deputy since Feb. 2016 and has worked on various issues like interrogation, counterterrorism, and national security. His biggest setback: His close ties to Comey and his participation in the Russia investigation and Clinton email investigation, which was cited as the reason for Comey's termination.

Mike Rogers

He's a former FBI agent and the former Republican House Intelligence Committee chairman. Before Comey's confirmation in 2013, Rogers was the FBI Agents Association's top recommendation to serve as FBI director. His name could resurface in discussions about Comey's replacement.

Ken Wainstein

Another favorite was Wainstein, who's got a lot of credentials:

  • Former head of the Justice Department's National Security Division
  • Former general counsel of the FBI
  • Once served as the chief federal prosecutor in D.C. when he served in the Justice Department
  • Also served as the director of the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys
  • Served as former FBI director Robert Mueller's chief of staff
  • During the May 6 Senate hearing on the Russia investigation, he acted as counsel to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

Ray Kelly

Another New Yorker, he's the former commissioner of the NYPD and he was considered for the FBI Director role under Bill Clinton in 1993. Although he didn't get the job, Kelly was selected as Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at Treasury and commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service for the Clinton administration.

Trey Gowdy

The South Carolina Republican served on the Trump transition team's executive committee. One thing Trump will surely find appealing: Gowdy led House committee investigation of Clinton's actions surrounding the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi when she was Secretary of State. He openly criticized Comey for his decision not to prosecute Clinton over the emails.

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Meanwhile, as The Hil reports, potential candidates to serve as interim FBI director are reportedly being interviewed Wednesday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. CNN reported Wednesday that Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is one of those being interviewed, according to a Justice Department official, following the shocking firing of James Comey on Tuesday evening. McCabe is currently serving as acting FBI director.

 According to a White House Official, there are four candidates for interim head of the FBI...


An announcement about who will serve as interim FBI director is expected to come later Wednesday or Thursday.

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FrozenGoodz's picture

A white Republican male

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Sure.  Why not? Likely be cis-gendered as well. 

Shitonya Serfs's picture

George HW Bush is still kicking..we'll alive anyway.

Ghost of Porky's picture

How about that Jared Kushner fellow. I hear he's amazingly brilliant and awesome and amazing.

peopledontwanttruth's picture

With the present governing situation in this country you could pick from these 7 and it wouldn't make a difference

Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, and Dopey

ArgentDawn's picture

I missed a few weeks, is frozengoodz the newest incarnation of MDB?

Wait, no blog link, nevermind

loves the truth's picture

No Rudy.,, hes involved with the 9/11 cover up

Pinto Currency's picture

See George Webb's reporting on McCabe's wife getting $500k from Clinton friend Terry McCauliff when he was handling clinton investigation.

PrayingMantis's picture


... Christie won't make it to first base elimination unless Trump ignores the "senior WH advice" of the Kosher Nostra's man at Casa Blanca, (Ken of the "Ken and Barbie" Kushner team) ... Christie puts Ken's daddy in prison ... which, of course, Christie now says ... "Putting Jared Kushner's father in prison is 'ancient history' " ... >>> http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/03/christie_putting_kushners_father_in_prison_is_ancient_history.html ...

... ha! ... ancient history for Christie, perhaps, but for Ken and Barbie, it's "you're dead meat, fatso!" on the FBI's top cop appointment ...

..."... Christie was New Jersey's U.S. attorney when he prosecuted Kushner's father, real estate developer Charles Kushner, for tax evasion, witness tampering and illegal campaign donations in the mid-2000s. Charles Kushner spent two years in federal prison."

... deep swamp indeed ...


brianshell's picture

from true pundit, a compilation of info on McCabe:


Also follow George Webb who has a wealth of info about McCabe as well.

Manthong's picture


The only name on that list I would trust is Trey Gowdy.

Got The Wrong No's picture

Trey Gowdy seems to be a by the book, straight shooter with a sharp mind kind of guy with Pit Bull instincts. 

brianshell's picture

Agree that Goudy seems like a top choice but we might need him more in Congress.

Zorba's idea's picture

Trey Gowdy would be a great FBI Director...I hope Trump has the spine to nominate him.

Dugald's picture


You just require a man/woman who is both sane and honest.......and there's the rub

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

speaking of gender confusion: Trump motorboats Guliani in drag


Not Funny, just weird.  Not weird if you researched secret societies.  Newt Gingrinch admits influence of secret societies live on FOX news:


Got The Wrong No's picture

That was a spoof to sell something. Your secret society and gender confusion nonsense is pure Bull Shit. It was meant to be funny. 

CryptBrain's picture
Rudy Giuliani     No


Chris Christie    No


Andrew McCabe     No


Mike Rogers     No


Ken Wainstein     Possible


Ray Kelly     No


Trey Gowdy     Highly Possible



c2nnib2l's picture

Trey Gowdy  that would be something ! orghhhhhh orgasmic ! :D

Pinto Currency's picture

Trey Gowdy was terrible during the Benghazi hearings.

Put on a TREMENDOUS show but would not touch:

1) Hillary sending Libyan weapons to Syrian ISIS terrrorists

2) Laundering of Libyan assets by Sid Blumenthal

3) Hillary sending sarin gas precursors to Syrian ISIS terrorists

4) training equipping of Syrian ISIS terrorists in Jordan by US / Israeli spec ops

5) Hillary pushing support of al Qaeda terrorists in Libya

etc. etc.

Consuelo's picture



They all get a tap on the shoulder when they step too close...

Pinto Currency's picture

My prediction is that some of the minders are going to get double tapped.
It always happens.

venturen's picture

David Alexander Clarke JR YES

N0TME's picture

YES, TREY GOWDY ........................PLEASE!!!!!


azusgm's picture

No to Ray Kelly.

Absolutely, politively no way Jose' to Andrew McCabe.

Get an investigator, not a prosecutor. Aren't we capable of learning?

loves the truth's picture

Trey couldnt deal with so much corruption..  a break down would occur

optimator's picture

He'd spend 23 hours a day dealing with it, and do it with a smile.

El Crusty's picture

Sheriff David Clarke - yes please!

CryptBrain's picture

But more likely the name comes from outside this list.



Ballin D's picture

generally the people who built our world tend to rule it

Berspankme's picture

Because race is all you ever have on your mind?

Bill of Rights's picture

Fuck off already.... Another brainwashed dolt.

tmosley's picture

Oy vey, dat would be a complete and total Holocaust! White males, in charge of their own country!

Syrin's picture

Black democrat transgendered fucked things up immensely the past 8 years.   By the way, if you aren't white, using electricity and a computer is cultural appropriation and you MUST STOP NOW

BarkingCat's picture

Indoor plumbing and toilet too as well as the internal combustion engine.


Kevin Trader's picture

yes, someone who has a chance of getting the job done right

sidfalco's picture

How about Susan Rice? Or Jeh Johnson? Or Eric Holder? Or some other talentless Obama holdover whose only credentials were skin colour?

rosiescenario's picture

Holder would be an excellent choice...California's loss would be the nation's gain. The rank and file FBI folks could certainly get behind his policies.

veeger's picture

maybe edi amin would suit you better

goober's picture

"maybe edi amin would suit you better"  We just got rid of him and his brothers Obama and holder ! They are headed to jail soon or a rope ?

medium giraffe's picture

"A white Republican male"

A step up from a greasy Weasel then.

HRClinton's picture

Gowdy or Rogers. Gowdy will be seen as a political appointment, Rogers will not.

All others are seen either as political, unsuitable (having baggage) or unqualified.

(But what to I know, right?)

poeg's picture

Well you do have to know how to handle a firearm and the first test lets everyone go holding it sideways.

goober's picture

"A white Republican male" and there are some very good ones indeed, like Trey Gowdy. But don't discount Sheriff D Clarke , a black man, you racist turd !

dreihoden's picture

McCabe is as dirty than Comey. His ass should be axed next & quick.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Comey is a cloistered nun compared to McCabe. McCabe is an outright filthy traitor, a CIA/Mossad mole, overall a disgusting human being. Now that Trump is moving on the FBI, this guy needs to be fired, prosecuted, convicted for treason, and executed.

Schmuck Raker's picture
Chris Christie? That's priceless, LOL