Donald Trump says he could name Federal Bureau of Investigation head by next week

The president sets off Friday on his inaugural overseas trip and will be out of the country for more than a week.

The president also replied "he is" when asked whether Lieberman is a top candidate for the position.

Lieberman met with Trump on Wednesday afternoon. Frank Keating (R), former FBI official Richard McFeely and acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe.

The position opened up after Trump's shocking firing last week of FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing an investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential election.

"I cherish the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Or who's campaigned for president".

Later, Trump said he had been planning for months to sack Comey. Trump appears to be betting that senators will be uncomfortable grilling their former colleague too hard about his qualifications for the job. He later registered as an Independent, but he continued to serve with the Democratic caucus in the Senate. He said an announcement could come "soon" and that former Sen.

Prior to his time in Washington, Lieberman served as Attorney General for CT.

Many senators have said they will not support the nomination of a former politician. Comey was leading the investigation into whether Trump's campaign and his associates worked with Russian Federation to swing the 2016 election.

A Nov 25 news release from Mr Trump's transition team quoted Mr Lieberman praising Mr Trump's selection of Mr K T McFarland as deputy national security adviser.

President Donald Trump gestures as he gives the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Mr Lieberman testified in support of Mr Sessions at his January confirmation hearing.

Lieberman served four six-year Senate terms while living in New Haven's Westville neighborhood, three as a Democrat, then a final term as an independent after he lost the 2006 Democratic primary. He also backed Republican Sen. He has spent part of his time as the co-chairman of a group called No Labels that seeks solutions by both political parties.

Keating served as governor of Oklahoma from 1995-2003 and was appointed to the OU Board of Regents in March.

"I think the question is whether you want someone here with a political pedigree or you want somebody that has a law-enforcement pedigree, " Murphy said on the "Morning Joe" program on MSNBC. The FBI rank and file also like the idea of Rogers as the next FBI chief, but several lawmakers have been told by the White House that "it helps us to have him out there, but he is not our kind of FBI director".

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