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HOW JUSTICE MERRICK GARLAND RECOMMENDED TO LEAD FBI BY SENATOR McCONNELL! (96 hits)


WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he has told President Donald Trump that he should pick federal appeals judge Merrick Garland to succeed ousted director James Comey at the head of the FBI.

Speaking in an interview on Bloomberg Television, McConnell said he has spoken with Trump and that Garland, a former federal prosecutor, would be "an apolitical professional" to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

SEE ALSO: Reuters/Ipsos poll: A majority of Americans want an 'independent' investigation of Trump

Garland was Democratic former President Barack Obama's nominee to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, but Senate Republicans led by McConnell refused to act on the nomination for nearly a year. The delaying tactic allowed Trump to nominate conservative Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat after he took office in January.

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