No one thought at the time that this was code language for decapitating the FBI while it was engaged in an investigation into the relationship between Trump and the Russians. But he wound up creating new headaches for the White House, including with an apparent threat to Mr Comey.
Fisher was spotted leaving the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building in Washington Saturday morning after a 90-minute sitdown.
While Washington is still reeling about President Trump's dismissal of FBI Director James Comey, the majority of his supporters think it was a good call.
The No. 2 Republican leader in the Senate, Cornyn is one of at least six people slated to interview for the position.
"Absolutely", the Senate Intelligence Committee vice chair responded.
And while Mr Trump praised chief of staff Reince Priebus after the House passed a health care bill last week, associates say the president has continued to raise occasional questions about Mr Priebus' leadership in the West Wing.
Hudson in 2010 declared the foundation of Obamacare unconstitutional when he ruled that the government can not require Americans to purchase insurance.
Hudson earned the nickname "Hang 'Em High Henry" for his tough-on-crime stand as a federal prosecutor and on the bench.
Comey's version of events when it comes to meetings and conversations he had with Trump have now taken on new significance after the White House's shifting narrative on the reason for his firing was compounded by an interview the president gave to NBC News on Thursday and a subsequent tweet on Friday in which he appeared to publicly threaten Comey by teasing the existence of possible recordings of their interactions.
The candidates interviewing Saturday are among a almost a dozen being considered, the AP reported. Another candidate is the head of the FBI's office in Richmond, Virginia, Adam Lee.
Trump fired James Comey, the bureau's previous director. There, he led investigations of government officials and civil rights violations.
Others on the list include white-collar defence lawyer Alice Fisher and NY state judge Michael Garcia, according to the Washington Post. John Cornyn of Texas.
He said the decision could come before he leaves Friday for Saudi Arabia on his first foreign trip as president.
Trump did not mention Comey during his speech at Liberty University.
In a statement, association president Thomas F. O'Connor said Rogers's background "sets him apart".
Trump confidants say Bannon has been marginalized on major decisions, including Comey's firing, after clashing with Kushner.
Before the presidential election in November, Mr Comey implied that that there was no case to answer as far as Hilary Clinton was concerned, after the FBI investigation over a private server maintained by Mrs Clinton, apart from being naïve to do so - much to the dismay of the Republicans. Comey's replacement requires Senate confirmation.
Democrats have raised an outcry over the dismissal of Comey, who as FBI chief was in charge of the investigation into Russian meddling in the US election. And while 61% of respondents said Trump's decision did not change their opinion of the president, 30% of respondents said they had a less favorable impression of Trump now, versus just 6% who said they had a more favorable view. She described herself as "furious" at Comey and "wanted him fired".
Before that, he was the assistant secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, appointed by President George W. Bush.
In a tweet, Mr Trump appeared to issue a thinly veiled threat to Mr Comey, saying he had "better hope there are no tapes" of their conversations.
The FBI has never had a female director.
Schiff said that what disturbed him most about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosensetin's memo, suggesting to terminate Comey, was the fact it was addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Fisher headed the Justice Department's criminal division, also under Bush.