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How to Become a Bounty Hunter

Here’s Some Names That Popped Up in 2013 for FBI Director — And Then Some

By Allan Lengel

Back in 2013 we wrote about possible candidates to replace FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III.

The list included Lisa Monaco, a career federal prosecutor, former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, then- Congressman Mike Rogers, former U.S. Attorney James Comey (scratch this name off)  and  Jana Monroe, the former FBI special agent in charge of the Phoenix division and former assistant director of the FBI’s Cyber Division.

Jana Monroe (l) Raymond Kelly (top) Mike Rogers (bottom)

Jana Monroe (l) Raymond Kelly (top) Mike Rogers (bottom)

The Washington Times on Tuesday mentioned Raymond Kelly and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as possible replacements for Comey. Other publications have mentioned former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Andrew McCabe, the acting director of the FBI.

Here’s what these folks are up to:

Patrick Fitzgerald: The former U.S. Attorney in Chicago is a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Chicago.

Jana Monroe: Former head of the FBI’s Phoenix Division and former assistant director of the FBI’s Cyber Division, Monroe is VP of Global Security and Enterprise Risk Management for Herbalife, a global nutrition company.

Raymond Kelly: He was the New York City Police Commissioner up until 2013. In 2011, Sen. Chuck Schumer endorsed him to be the FBI director.

Lisa Monaco:  A former federal prosecutor who was  Homeland Security Advisor to President Barack Obama. She served in different roles in the Justice Department. She is currently a senior national security analyst for CNN.

Chris Christie: A former U.S. Attorney in New Jersey, his term as governor ends 2018. The Bridegate scandal and Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Cushner, could be impediments.

Mike Rogers: The former FBI agent and ex-Congressman, who was popular choice among many agents back in 2013, is a CNN national security commentator.

Rudy Giuliani — The former mayor of New York and ex-U.S. Attorney was a Trump loyalist during the campaign.  On January 12, 2017, President-elect Trump named Giuliani his informal cybersecurity adviser. His name came up as a possible secretary of state or attorney general, but he got neither.

Andrew McCabe: The acting director of the FBI was the deputy since February 2016. It would be an easy choice, but not a likely one. He’s associated closely with Comey.


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