The president has a wide range of options for the position of FBI Director and a few names are being floated in DC.
If Trump decides to go in the loyalist/uber-right wing direction the three names most likely to come up are ones familiar to any casual follower of the American political scene.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is perhaps the most heavily promoted within this category – due not only to his extensive background in law enforcement but also his unwavering loyalty to Trump.
Adding fuel to the fire of rumors surrounding Giuliani is the fact that he was spotted at the Trump International Hotel in Washington mere hours after Comey was fired.
Although he denied being under consideration for the FBI Director job he admitted that he was scheduled for a White House meeting (but conveniently declined to say whether it was with Trump).If Trump passes over Giuliani but still opts for a red meat alternative – his next option would be New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie – who has also been staunchly loyal to Trump and has considerable legal background.The downside with Christie however is that he is still fighting off the stench of his association with the Bridgegate scandal and is well-known to be on poor terms with Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner due to his prosecution of Kushner’s father.Trump may also consider Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina – who immediately became a favorite of the right-wing blogosphere after Comey’s firing was announced due to his role leading the committee that investigated Hillary Clinton after the Benghazi terrorist attacks.(cont..)