Trump fired James Comey from the position on Tuesday.
When asked yesterday whether he could select Comey's replacement by Friday, Trump told reporters, "Even that is possible".
Other possible nominees are, according to the reports, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe; Alice Fisher, formerly Justice Department criminal division chief; and Michael Garcia, a NY state appeals judge and former U.S. attorney in New York's Southern District.
The job requires Senate confirmation. You may recall that McConnell blocked a confirmation vote on Garland's appointment by then-President Obama to the Supreme Court previous year.
"This demands a serious down-the-middle investigation", the Democrat said of the Trump-Russia question.
As leaks from White House staffers have expanded in the wake of the ouster, the unnamed Trump administration source affirmed that "the White House's explanation changed dramatically over a 48-hour period".
Rice University political scientist Mark Jones noted that for all the other 10 candidates, the Federal Bureau of Investigation job would appear to be a step up, while for Cornyn, who is already playing a critical role as the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, the Federal Bureau of Investigation job would be seen as a step down.
Before the school caved, Trevino asked graduating students, families and friends to "silently stand and give Senator Cornyn their back" if he went through with the speech.
A commencement speech by a Republican senator from Texas has been canceled.
As President Donald Trump tries to persuade a skeptical Congress to fund his proposed multibillion-dollar wall on the Mexican border, government lawyers are still settling claims with Texas landowners over a border fence. But Democratic strategists have already put senators on notice they would hold their feet to the fire in voting against Cornyn. John Cornyn of Texas to address its graduating students.
The petition cited Cornyn's support for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' appointments, stricter voter ID laws and efforts to halt sanctuary cities as reasons to cancel the speech.
Acting FBI director Andrew McCabe also interviewed for the permanent post despite his repeated willingness to break from White House explanations of Mr Comey's sacking and its characterisations of the Russian Federation investigation. He has been a member of the Senate GOP leadership team for a decade and serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee. She declined to comment.
A deputy attorney general under President George W. Bush, Thompson served as the department's No. 2 from 2001 to 2003. He has previously served as the Texas Attorney General, an associate justice on the Texas Supreme Court and as a Texas district court judge. Fisher and Townsend were the only women on the list of candidates. But they would need to court at least three Republicans to be successful.