Trump Reportedly Considering Former Congressman Mike Rogers As FBI Director

Tyler Durden's picture

According to a White House official, Bloomberg is reporting that President Donald Trump is considering Mike Rogers, a former congressman and FBI agent from Michigan, to replace James Comey as FBI director.

Rogers, 53, a former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, retired from Congress in 2015 after seven terms to pursue a career in talk radio.

He advised the Trump presidential transition team on national security issues but was asked to leave at about the same time New Jersey Governor Chris Christiewas removed as head of the transition.

He was among the seven potential candidates we noted yesterday:

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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WTFUD's picture

What about Ed Snowden? He'd do a great job.

In his Profile - Residence : Russia ( temporary asylum ).

PrayingMantis's picture


... Michael J. "Mike" Rogers (born June 2, 1963) is a CNN National Security Commentator ... (wiki) ...

... would that make him a Fake News National Security Commentator?



Yukon Cornholius's picture

To the victor goes endless pasta nights!

BullyBearish's picture

rogers is an unapologetic nsa proponent and an avowed enemy of the people...perfect pick for shrump...


DEEP STATE"S #1 draft pick...

StackShinyStuff's picture

Cue Democrat outrage in 3..2..1..

cossack55's picture

How about judge William Black. He at least knows how to put banksters in prison

pods's picture

I don't know who will be put in that position, but I do know the position that We the People are in will not change.  Life is like a never ending prostate exam anymore. By Andre the Giant.


The Merovingian's picture

If those are the only choices then I'm going with the Irish cop. He'll fit right in at the FBI, and he won't be another tribal sympathizer.

earleflorida's picture

so fucking true...

btw , i had drinks with the giant.

really nice guy and very bright:)

null's picture

And an apologetic opponent would do a better job?
Would not be long before "dossiers" started to magically appear ...

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Bully,

You're on to something. If we're going to have a Pure Evil Criminal Deep State draft my #1 pick would be

Criminal Peter King, out of NY.

He fits in perfect with the absolute, complete, open in your Face

Tyrannical Lawlessness

Crime Syndicate.

Winston Churchill's picture

Corrupt as hell to boot.

Funneling security state contracts to his wifes company.

His supposed investigation of Benghazi was a total whitewash.

Swamp dweller

earleflorida's picture

ya know what's really scary about these former/present congress`people, is their incestuous ties to either the cia/fbi or affiliations to NSA as ex-employee's or worse current cia handlers' recruiters---  sdaly many never left the payroll.

if you look closely?... alot of us house rep's are 'paid-4', cia/fbi assets,... particularly in affluent states such as  fl, ny, nj, calif, mich, illinois, pa,... strategically located being the pulse of our 'thought-police'--- thus being the eyes & ears for the swamp`foggy-bog-bottom'!

nobody has any idea how many are in the senate, but... if i was a betting man, i'd gander ~ 20% +/+ esp. if they're three term?

Looney's picture


Trey Gowdy is better than the rest of them combined.

With him at the helm of the FBI we might actually see the Clintons perp-walked, if not jailed.


bamawatson's picture

obviously you paid ZERO attention to his SHAM benghazi "hearings"; he let the cunt walk

hell zh's own boris lots o crap could have chaired the hearings n smoked cuntlary

trey gowdy is lindsay graham; john mccain; john roberts

smoke n fraud

show me one real trey gowdy accomplishment since he has been in U.S. Congress

trey gowdy graham was an EARLY VOCAL never trumper

trey gowdy graham is a RINO whore

Sick Underbelly's picture

Zacktly.   Not much more needs said about 'ol Treybon.

FoggyWorld's picture

There isn't much of anything a Congressman can do except shine the light on serious problems.   The prosecution of criminals belongs in the hands of the Justice Department which until very recently has been asleep at the wheel.

John Law Lives's picture

The blade in your avatar guillotine seems to move up and down faster than it once did...

caconhma's picture

Trump is using the Oval Office to enrich himself and his family in the identical way Hillary was using her position as a secretary of State and her Presidential campaign. Consequently, by prosecuting Hillary, the Congress must start Trump's impeachment proceedings.

They are both extremely low-life scumbags. Neither one gives a shit about America and American people. They both serve to the same masters!

Falconsixone's picture

Yeah better put obomber in there. He's got intelligence-n-stuff plus he has darker skin and a gorilla with lipstick sidekick to dance for a dollar. Oh Yes We Can!  lol

Kevin Trader's picture

Tey woudl be intereting. I would think he would present good shot at the job. He hasnt been been able to get any real accomlishments in regarding prosecution, but then agian which 1st class citizen has gotten prosecuted for maybe it really just doesnt matter or better yet, "What difference does it make?"

FoggyWorld's picture

Apparently Trey was a winning prosecutor.  Unfortunately, Congresspeople don't have the powers needed to go after people and carry things through to the legal process.   But Gowdy does have prosecutorial experience and seems to be very well respected by all but Democrats.

Four chan's picture

i'm from michigan and haven't heard of him doing shit after 7 terms.

Squid Viscous's picture

Neo-conned POS.

always on CNN.

that alone should tell you something.

Four chan's picture

you nailed it, this fuck face is bad news for the progress of liberty.

CuttingEdge's picture

An interesting snippet from Wiki about Rogers' FBI career:

He worked as a Special Agent with the FBI in its Chicago office, specializing in organized crime and public corruption, 1989–1994.

Sounds like the man for the job...although maybe working for CNN points to the swamp sucking him in.

Kidbuck's picture

Sheriff Clarke would scare the shit out of every liberal in the country.

FoggyWorld's picture

He has already said way too much and would have to recuse himself from the burning issues.

curbjob's picture

I'm going with the only candidate on that list who's resume is laid out in bullet points ... 




not that I read them, his last name was enough. 

jm's picture

This is an administration in chaos, verging on meltdown.

flaunt's picture

Only because you can't see through the BS, apparently.

Bill of Rights's picture

Don't be an asshole drama queen. Obama first term was worse...Fucken Dope.

null's picture

Fairly amazing for them to have weathered the coup this long ... so, yea, kudos to Them.

syzygysus's picture



Or AZ Senator McCain.  Then fire his moldy old ass in 6 months and put in Gowdy.  Two wins.

BullyBearish's picture

funny...we are so trained to think only about the choices they give us...which are ALL bad...i'd go for rand paul before any of these douches...we NEED a non-indoctrinated, non-leo in this position to rein in the 35,000 feds that are already getting into EVERY aspect of our lives...

Yellow Zookaninnie's picture

Al Nusra McCain as FBI director - not a good idea, for even one minute.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Trey Gowdy would be my pick.

E.F. Mutton's picture

Sorry, he appears to be a Competent Qualified White Male

And we can't have that shit, now can we?

economessed's picture

"...pursued a career in talk radio."  That MFer has the perfect job -- running his mouth off -- all talk, no substance.  Why would we ever consider that gasbag for FBI Director?  Haven't we had enough of media personalities trying to run

Rip van Wrinkle's picture

If he's going to start selecing people from the media, how's about Michael Savage?

geno-econ's picture

Ray Kelly is not corruptable,   Rogers and wife already corrupted in Wash. ways

Cardinal Fang's picture

Just more 'Men in Black' bullshit

Herodotus's picture

The guy is a NEOCON.

williambanzai7's picture

What about giving the job to Max Keiser?

oddjob's picture

Max Headroom would do a better job.