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Mike Rogers to Be Named Next FBI Director: What are the Odds?

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May/11/2017

When BetOnline released its odds on who would be named the next FBI Director, former Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and current CNN National Security Commentator was instilled as the early favorite at 6-1 odds.  Any candidate named will likely endure a grueling confirmation process following the shock termination of James Comey from this position by President Donald Trump earlier in the week. 

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Thursday morning it was revealed that Trump had been seriously considering Rogers.  He previously advised the Trump presidential transition team on national security issues but was asked to leave at about the same time New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was removed as head of the transition.

More recently, Rogers criticized Trump’s tweet from earlier in the year suggesting that former President Barack Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower.

“He just put another quarter in the conspiracy parking meter. They have extended this story for a week, two weeks. Makes no sense to me whatsoever,” Rogers said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Rogers, however, is well regarded by those in both parties at a time when the Democrats have said they would do everything to block the selection process unless a special prosecutor is chosen to investigate potential ties between those who served in the Trump campaign and the Russians.

All current odds on the next FBI Director appear below and can be bet online at BetOnline here.

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Next Director of the FBI

08:00 PM

1201

Andrew McCabe

 

+1000

 

1202

Michael Mason

 

+1400

 

1203

Mike Rogers

 

+500

 

1204

Ken Wainstein

 

+2500

 

1205

Rudy Giuliani

 

+1600

 

1206

Chris Christie

 

+3300

 

1207

Ray Kelly

 

+600

 

1208

Joe Pistole

 

+1000

 

1209

Dana Boente

 

+1200

 

1210

David Clarke

 

+2000

 

1211

Trey Gowdy

 

+500

 

1212

Jared Kushner

 

+1400

 

1213

Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

+5000

 

1214

Steve Bannon

 

+2000

 

1215

Bill O'Reilly

 

+3300

 

1216

Alex Jones

 

+3300

 

1217

Kellyanne Conway

 

+5000

 

1218

Paul Manafort

 

+2000

 

1219

Ivanka Trump

 

+3300

 

1220

Donald Trump Jr.

 

+3300

 

1221

Eric Trump

 

+5000

 

- Gilbert Horowitz, Gambling911.com

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