Patrick Fitzgerald

A short list for replacing Comey

A short list for replacing Comey

For almost a year now we have heard leaders from both sides of the aisle express the need for a change of leadership at America's federal law enforcement agency. But we should not let the breathless speculation surrounding the circumstances of FBI Director James Comey's firing draw attention away from the importance of having the most qualified person leading the FBI.

Serious journalists and investigators will take their time to uncover the facts. In the meantime, careful consideration needs to be given to Mr. Comey's replacement. To keep a difficult situation from getting worse, to keep terrorists from harming Americans, to lock up those who prey on our fellow citizens and to...