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Merrick Garland happy on bench, has no interest in FBI job, friend says

Merrick Garland happy on bench, has no interest in FBI job, friend says

A longtime friend of Judge Merrick Garland tells The Associated Press that Garland is happy in his job and has no interest in leaving the judiciary to head the FBI.

The comment came Tuesday after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he recommended that President Donald Trump nominate the federal appeals court judge for the post.

The friend spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.

Garland's name began to surface as a possible replacement last week when GOP Sen. Mike Lee of Utah suggested it on Twitter. Lee also raised the idea directly with White House staff, according to an aide. McConnell's comments on his recommendation to the...

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