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GOP senator disinvited from speaking at historically black university

GOP senator disinvited from speaking at historically black university

Cornyn (R-Texas), attorney and former assistant USA attorney general Alice Fisher and NY appeals court Judge Michael Garcia are slated to be interviewed, the sources said.

He also has strong relationships with members of his conference and would likely sail through confirmation.

McCabe on Thursday contradicted the Trump White House when he called the probe into the possible Russian meddling in the USA election as "a highly significant investigation" and commented that Comey still "enjoyed broad support within the FBI".

Trump is considering naming an interim director from a group of current Federal Bureau of Investigation officials, along with nominating a permanent replacement.

Were he chosen, Cornyn would be stepping onto history's stage at a crucial juncture in the Trump presidency. Alternatively, he could stick to running against Cruz, and U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro of San Antonio, who passed on running in 2018 at least in part because he would have had to surrender his House seat to do it, could run to serve the rest of Cornyn's term without risking his House seat.




Cornyn is one of about 11 contenders for the post, according to Fox News.

A statement released by university spokesman Kendrick Callis said commencement speaker Sen.

"Sen. Cornyn was honored to be invited to address TSU's graduates, but he respects the administration's decision and looks forward to continuing to engage with the university in the future". At a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday, he heaped praise on his former boss and did not hesitate to rebut narratives advanced by the White House, including its attempt to minimise the Russian Federation probe.

Two Democratic US representatives, Al Green and Sheila Jackson Lee, are still expected to speak at the commencement program, the school said.

Former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher, and acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe are among some of those being considered as candidates to replace Comey. Garcia served as assistant secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and as the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he led the investigation into a prostitution ring that ultimately forced New York Governor Eliot Spitzer to resign. The investigation led to the discovery of Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.


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