President Trump was set to interview John Pistole, former No. 2 at the FBI and a one-time head of the Transportation Security Administration, to take over as director of the bureau, a new report said Tuesday.
Pistole was scheduled to meet with Trump Tuesday afternoon at the White House, USA Today reported, citing a longtime Pistole pal.
Pistole worked at the bureau from 1983 until 2010, and served his final six years as deputy director under Robert Mueller, who was recently appointed special counsel to head the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the US election and possible collusion with Team Trump.
Pistole would replace James Comey, who was fired by Trump over the president’s unhappiness with the ongoing FBI probe.