At the FBI, Pistole rose to become deputy director, working under current DOJ special counsel Robert Mueller, who was then the FBI director. Before becoming the deputy director, Pistole led the expanded counterterrorism program after the attacks on Sept. 11.
Trump is seeking a replacement for FBI Director James Comey, whom the president fired earlier this month after receiving letters from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recommending that Comey be terminated.
"When the president feels as though he's met with the right candidate, he'll let us know," Spicer said during the briefing. "But he'll meet with candidates today and continue to do so until he finds the right leader."