Trump considers former Rep. Mike Rogers for FBI Director: report

Trump considers former Rep. Mike Rogers for FBI Director: report

President Trump is reportedly considering former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) for the role of FBI director following the firing of James Comey. Rogers has publicly criticized Trump for feeding "the conspiracy meter." 

Bloomberg, citing a White House official, said Rogers is currently under consideration for the role.

Rogers briefly served as an adviser to Trump’s transition team in November, but recently criticized the president's accusation that former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaChina, Russia, Iran rise in Latin America as US retreats Castro wants to follow Obama's lead on balancing presidency with fatherhood Trump's regulatory rollback boosts odds of a financial crisis MORE wiretapped Trump Tower before the November presidential election.


“He just put another quarter in the conspiracy parking meter. They have extended this story for a week, two weeks. Makes no sense to me whatsoever,” Rogers said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” 

The former congressman served Michigan in the House until 2015 and was the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

Trump on Tuesday fired Comey in a letter calling for “a new beginning” at the FBI.

“While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to lead the bureau,” Trump wrote to Comey.