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Former TSA chief under consideration for FBI director, report says

Former TSA chief under consideration for FBI director, report says
Posted at 8:52 PM, May 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-25 17:45:05-04

(CNN) -  Former TSA administrator John Pistole is reportedly among those under consideration to be the next FBI director.

One source says there have been discussions with Pistole about whether he'd have interest in the job.

Another source said Pistole and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recently discussed the job over lunch.

President Donald Trump said last week he was "very close" to choosing a new FBI director to replace James Comey.

Comey was leading the investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia when he was fired earlier this month.

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