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Shane Savitsky May 16, 2017
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Cornyn bows out of search for new FBI director

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Sen. John Cornyn has taken himself out of the running to be President Trump's pick to replace ousted FBI Director Jim Comey, per a statement from his office:

"Now more than ever the country needs a well-credentialed, independent FBI Director. I've informed the Administration that I'm committed to helping them find such an individual, and that the best way I can serve is continuing to fight for a conservative agenda in the U.S. Senate."