( CNN) Attorney General Jeff Sessions and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein have interviewed multiple nominees for FBI director, according to sources very well known the process who described the hour-long interview sessions as professional and business-like.
The firing of FBI Director James Comey and Russia were not raised in the interviews, sources mention. The meetings focused on the FBI, issues of concern such as fear threats and cybersecurity, and specially combating violent crimes in America.
The Justice Department leaders did not ask nominees if they are able to promise to do the political will of President Donald Trump or for a pledge of allegiance to the President, according to one source who said, “Definitely not. And it’s fortunate they did not ask for that.”