FBI Director James Comey has told top FBI officials that President Donald Trump asked him to stay on as head of the bureau. Comey told officials on a conference call in recent days.
Asked about the report today by ABC News, Trump had no comment. The White House has not responded to ABC News' inquiries about the news.
Comey was appointed by Barack Obama in 2013 for a 10-year term, but his future at the FBI came into question after his handling of the FBI probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email server.
The Justice Department inspector general has opened an investigation into Comey and the FBI's handling of the Clinton email investigation.
On Sunday, Trump and Comey embraced before cameras during a White House reception to honor law enforcement leaders.
“He’s become more famous than me,” Trump said as he singled out Comey for recognition.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
ABC News' Jonathan Karl contributed to this report.