Trump says he's 'very close' to naming an FBI director

Lieberman May Have Conflict For FBI Post

On Wednesday, Trump met four candidates to replace former FBI Director James Comey, namely Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating, former FBI Executive Assistant Director Richard McFeely and Lieberman. Among other candidates for the position, Lieberman has Democrats concerned both because of his personal ties to Trump and his political history.

Joe Lieberman, a career politician from CT and long-time Democrat, is USA president Donald Trump's top pick to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he indicated on Thursday.

Since retiring from the Senate in 2013, Lieberman has worked for the NY law firm, Kasowitz Benson Torres and Friedman that has included Trump as a client.

The president also has been accused of trying to pressure Comey into ending the FBI's investigation of Mike Flynn, the former general who headed the National Security Council until he was forced to resign after he was revealed to have lied about his conversations with Russian officials.

"Joe Lieberman has more experience than all of my Democratic colleagues combined". I think the question is whether you want someone with a political pedigree or whether you want someone with a law enforcement pedigree. John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.

One of the sources said President Donald Trump found the Democrat-turned-independent "agreeable" after meeting with him.

When he was in Congress, Lieberman joined forces with Sens.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who like Lieberman is from Stamford, also demurred on potential nomination.

Republicans, by contrast, praised Lieberman. Sen. He also disputed the administration's characterization of an investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump White House. In 2000, he was Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore's running mate. Lieberman first backed Hillary Clinton during the 2016 elections, but encouraged Democrats to work with Trump after he won the bid for presidency.

Against this background, public confidence requires that the next Federal Bureau of Investigation director not be a friend of Trump's - or a friend of a friend - or a career politician. The FBI director has a statutory 10-year-term (though, as Comey's firing demonstrates, a president can cut it short).

Several other candidates have withdrawn from consideration: Rep. Trey Gowdy of SC and Sen. John Cornyn, both Republicans; Alice Fisher, the former head of the Justice Department's Criminal Division; and Michael Garcia, a former USA attorney from Manhattan.

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