There seems to be no better public official in the U.S. than James Comey, the former boss of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who could explain what it was like to be between a rock and a hard place during a crucial phase of one's career. "Jim Comey deserves his chance to lay out to the American public his side of the facts".
Cornyn, who appears to have not interviewed yet, is the second-ranking Senate Republican and a strong defender of Trump, a president who often places a premium on loyalty.
The Trump administration is looking to fill the job after President Donald Trump fired Director James Comey this week.
Mr Comey's allies also quickly made clear they would defend him against attacks from Trump, including disputing the president's assertion that Mr Comey told Mr Trump he was not personally under investigation. Lee said he was "absolutely serious about it".
"The attorney general was supposed to have recused himself from anything involving Russian Federation, and here he is, recommending the firing of the top cop doing the Russian Federation investigation, in clear violation of what he, the attorney general, had committed to doing". "Now he seems to be violating that recusal".
The bigger concern is at the House level, where GOP incumbents have cancelled town halls due to voter dissatisfaction with Trump's performance as president and the House shooting itself in the foot as it attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare.
On Fox, Warner said it was "inappropriate" for Sessions to participate in the interviews.
President Donald Trump meets with Dr. Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state and national security adviser under President Richard Nixon, in the Oval Office on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
The president said all the candidates were "highly respected, really talented people".
Comey has been tight-lipped about the FBI's probe of Russian interference, which has included a search for evidence that hackers or Russian collaborators may have colluded with the Trump campaign or other Trump associates.
Trump, speaking to reporters that day, said that he fired Comey because Comey "wasn't doing a good job".
Interviewed on CNN's "State of the Nation", the Senate's top Democrat, Sen.
Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Republican Senator John Cornyn, New York Appeals Court Judge Michael Garcia and former Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher will be interviewed today for the post, an administration official said.
After Trump tweeted in March that President Barack Obama had ordered a wiretap on his phones in Trump Tower, three ex-employees told The Associated Press that as a businessman, Trump not only anxious about possible listening devices in his phones and office but had also occasionally taped his own phone conversations.
Comey's version of events when it comes to meetings and conversations he had with Trump have now taken on new significance after the White House's shifting narrative on the reason for his firing was compounded by an interview the president gave to NBC News on Thursday and a subsequent tweet on Friday in which he appeared to publicly threaten Comey by teasing the existence of possible recordings of their interactions. "First of all, we've got to make sure these tapes, if they exist, don't mysteriously disappear". Let's say Comey was recorded without his knowledge.
Graham said that if Trump has any tapes of conversations with Comey, "they have to be turned over. You can't be cute about tapes". The White House disputed that account.
Trump says "even that is possible". "I won't talk about that".
Trump has rejected the probe as "fake news", and claimed Comey assured him at a dinner and in two phone calls that he wasn't under investigation.