Exchange With Reporters Prior to a Meeting With Congressional Leaders
Q. Mr. President, have you given up on a utility tax, and how much of an increase would you take on a gas tax? And besides that—
The President. Well, I'm just sitting here meeting with the chairmen, and I'm going to also, you know, keep working through this with the conferees. And we're going to see what we can do. But we're just beginning our conversations, so I can't answer those questions.
Q. Sir, what qualifications will the new FBI Director have?
The President. Good ones.
NOTE: The exchange began at 5:06 p.m. in the Oval Office at the White House. A tape was not available for verification of the content of this exchange.
William J. Clinton, Exchange With Reporters Prior to a Meeting With Congressional Leaders Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/219896