Texas Southern Tells Senator 'No Thanks' to Planned Commencement Speech

A Former Top Official Cited In The DOJ's Comey Memo Calls Firing A'Sham'More

A Former Top Official Cited In The DOJ's Comey Memo Calls Firing A'Sham'More

Prior to his election to the Senate in 2002, Cornyn served as Texas attorney general, a Texas Supreme Court justice and a local judge.

GOP senators had mixed reactions to Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn being considered to replace former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.

The petition accused Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, of supporting "discriminatory policies and politicians", and argued that hosting him as a commencement speaker would contradict the university's values.

On Tuesday, following President Trump's dismissal of Director Comey, Cornyn tweeted: "Ds were against Comey before they were for him", referring to many Democrats frustration revolving Comey's statements made prior to the 2016 election about Hillary Clinton's private e-mail server.

News reports throughout the day Friday cited as many as 11 people under consideration for the position.

"If this were any other circumstance, any other president, you might find Cornyn at the top of that list, and maybe not even a controversial listing", Rottinghaus says.

"I don't have a reason to subpoena them", Graham said.

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Now a partner at the law firm Latham & Watkins specializing in white-collar criminal and internal investigations, Fisher formerly served as assistant attorney general for the Criminal Division of the Justice Department.

"I think we need an FBI director with integrity who can lead that agency fairly and impartially - we should not have a Democratic FBI or Republican FBI". Among them are Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Republican in the chamber and Representative Trey Gowdy of SC, who led the most recent congressional investigation into the Benghazi attacks.

While never particularly in Trump's thrall, Cornyn has been a loyal partisan since Trump entered the White House.

The FBI director is appointed to a 10-year-term (admittedly one that a president can cut short) precisely because he or she is supposed to be independent of any political party. Conservative senators are pushing to diminish insurance coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obamas health care law as Senate Republicans try fashioning legislation overhauling the nations health care system. But Cornyn declined to say whether the Russian Federation probe or Comey's firing were discussed.

The timing of a nomination is far from clear, although Trump is also said to be considering an interim director until his nominee is confirmed.

Cornyn would not comment about Trump's threats to release a tape of his conversations with Comey - or if Congress should obtain those tapes.

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