Anderson University president in contention for top FBI post

Anderson University president in contention for top FBI post

President Donald Trump is still on the hunt for a new FBI director after firing James Comey, and is considering the president of Anderson University as a replacement.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump is scheduled to meet Tuesday with John Pistole, the former head of the Transportation Security Administration and Anderson’s president since early 2015.

Pistole, an Anderson native, served as deputy director of the FBI from October 2004 to May 2010. As deputy director, he was second in command at the organization.

He joined the FBI in 1983 and spent more than 26 years there before heading the TSA from 2010 through 2014.

Pistole is a 1978 graduate of Anderson, a private university about 30 miles northeast of Indianapolis. He received his law degree from Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis.

Trump also is meeting about the FBI opening with Chris Wray, a former assistant attorney general at the Justice Department.

Before his foreign trip, Trump met with former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating and acting FBI director Andrew McCabe. Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman also met with the president but removed his name from consideration.

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Published at Tue, 30 May 2017 19:24:00 +0000