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FBI director short list emerges

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Today is interview day for potential replacements for James Comey as FBI director, per Politico's Josh Gerstein.

  • The list: "acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), former Justice Department Criminal Division Chief Alice Fisher and New York state judge and former U.S. Attorney in Manhattan Michael Garcia."
  • The interviewers: AG Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, who is set to appear before Congress next week.
  • Why you should pay attention: the past three short lists from Trumpworld — SCOTUS, VP and Michael Flynn's replacement — all included the eventual selection.
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