SOURCE: GAR­LAND NOT IN­TER­ESTED IN FBI JOB

Metro USA (New York) - - News -

U.S. ap­peals court judge Mer­rick Gar­land, turned away by the Se­nate last year for a Supreme Court post, is not in­ter­ested in serv­ing as FBI direc­tor, two sources said, even as the top Se­nate Repub­li­can rec­om­mended him for the job. Gar­land, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Ap­peals for the Dis­trict of Columbia Cir­cuit, has told peo­ple around him he “loves his job and is not in­ter­ested in leav­ing the ju­di­ciary,” said one of the sources fa­mil­iar with the judge’s think­ing. The two sources spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity. Se­nate Ma­jor­ity Leader Mitch McCon­nell said he has men­tioned Gar­land to Pres­i­dent Donald Trump as a pos­si­ble suc­ces­sor to James Comey, who Trump fired last week as FBI chief.

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