John Cornyn

Senators urge Trump not to politicize FBI pick

Senators urge Trump not to politicize FBI pick

Lawmakers from both sides of the political divide cautioned President Trump on Sunday not to name a political figure to head the FBI, and a growing chorus declared that if the president has tapes of White House conversations with fired Director James B. Comey, they must be handed over.

With Trump promising to move swiftly to name a new FBI chief, bipartisan support swelled for finding a respected, nonpolitical leader for the bureau as a means of turning down the temperature on what has become a highly fraught investigation of Russian election-meddling.

At the same time, the president faced calls from Democrats and Republicans to clarify what he meant when he hinted, via...