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FBI Agents Association (FBIAA) Endorses Republican Mike Rogers for Director

Mike Rogers, R-Mich., the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee from 2011 to 2014, speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill. (Photo: Reuters)
Mike Rogers, R-Mich., the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee from 2011 to 2014, speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill. (Photo: Reuters)

Mike Rogers, R-Mich., the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee from 2011 to 2014, speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill. (Photo: Reuters)

The FBI Agents Association (FBIAA) endorsed former House Intelligence Committee Chairman and FBI Special Agent Mike Rogers as the next director. The FBIAA, which represents over 13,000 active duty and retired Agents, urged President Donald J. Trump to nominate the former Republican congressman.

“Chairman Rogers exemplifies the principles that should be possessed by the next FBI Director,” said FBIAA President Thomas F. O’Connor. “It is essential that the next FBI Director understand the details of how Agents do their important work. Mike Rogers’ background as a Special Agent, veteran of the armed forces and former member of Congress sets him apart as someone capable of confronting the wide array of challenges facing our help ensure that the Bureau remains the world’s premiere law enforcement agency.

Mr. Rogers, R-Mich., served in the House of Representatives from 2001 to 2104 and as the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee from 2011 to 2014. President Trump is searching for a new director after he fired James Comey after a damning review by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein found his actions during the Clinton email investigation blurred the lines between investigator and prosecutor.

“Chairman Rogers exemplifies the principles that should be possessed by the next FBI Director,” said FBIAA President Thomas F. O’Connor. “It is essential that the next FBI Director understand the details of how Agents do their important work. Mike Rogers’ background as a Special Agent, veteran of the armed forces and former member of Congress sets him apart as someone capable of confronting the wide array of challenges facing our help ensure that the Bureau remains the world’s premiere law enforcement agency.”

As People’s Pundit Daily exclusively reported last week, career “A-Team” agents and particularly agents at the field office were furious with former Director Comey for not recommending charges be brought against Hillary Clinton. Andrew McCabe, the acting director, contradicted his statements regarding morale at the Bureau during sworn testimony on Capitol Hill late last week.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein interviewed four candidates for the position on Saturday, but Mr. Rogers was not one of them. Undoubtedly, the FBI Agents Association endorsement will be at odds with President Trump’s base, who will see Rep. Rogers as a card-carrying member of the “deep state.”

“Rogers’ unique and diverse experience will allow him to effectively lead the men and women of the Bureau as we work to protect our country from criminal and terrorist threats,” said O’Connor. “During his time in Congress he showed a commitment to confronting threats to our country in a nonpartisan and collaborative manner.”

When asked if a new director could be named before he departs for his first presidential foreign trip on Friday–which will be to Saudi Arabia, Israel and Rome–the President gave a prompt response.

“That is possible,” he said.

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