White House says will not announce FBI director nominee on Friday

May 19, 2017 19:55

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WASHINGTON, May 19 - There will be no planned announcement on Friday of US President Donald Trump's nominee for FBI director, the White House said.

Trump fired the former director James Comey on May 9 in a surprise announcement that sparked days of political turmoil. On Thursday, the president said he was close to choosing a replacement.

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