The news is breaking today that Trump is making a short list to replace FBI Director Christopher Wray and Sidney Powell is on it:
NEWSMAX – Sidney Powell, the lawyer for Gen. Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, is on the White House shortlist of candidates to replace FBI Director Christopher Wray, reports Newsmax TV’s Emerald Robinson.
During a Friday update on Newsmax TV’s “John Bachman Now,” Robinson said she was exclusively told that the White House “is formulating a list of replacements right now” for Wray.
She said the list has been in the works for over a month, but a change won’t be made until after the election.
Robinson shared Powell’s name as one being floated for the job.
Powell was asked about this today on Newsmax:
WHITE HOUSE 📍: After Newsmax TV's @EmeraldRobinson reported that @SidneyPowell1 is on a short-list of candidates to possibly replace FBI Director Christopher Wray, Powell reacts to the news. @JohnFBachman https://t.co/VlT7z8drtO pic.twitter.com/s262qURfZu
— Newsmax (@newsmax) September 18, 2020
Minutes later, Powell made an already scheduled appearance on the show. She told host John Bachman that she has not been contacted about serving in the position, but said she has “seen comments like that on Twitter.”
“I am honored to be considered for it,” she said of Robinson’s announcement that her name could be on the shortlist, adding “I can only imagine the number of people in Washington, and elsewhere, that would need laundry service upon that announcement.”
Powell, a former federal prosecutor, has been critical of Wray, especially when it comes to his handling of the Flynn case.
I like Powell but I hope Michael Flynn is really at the top of that list. The left would lose their collective mind if Trump appointed either of these two as the nominee to replace Wray. Of course, none of this will happen until after the election as noted in the report.
Some may chalk this up to Trump trying to enthuse his base and that may be partially true. But the truth is that Trump has been upset with Wray for a long time. Just look back to last year when the IG report came out. Trump and Republicans were asking Wray why he hasn’t come out with this on his own? Why did it take an IG to release the treachery committed by the FBI?
The only reason Trump hasn’t already dumped Wray is because of what happened after he dumped Comey in 2017. And the last thing he wants to do is give the media anything they can use against him, even though it would be legit.