Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Sen. Joe Lieberman is Trump's pick to lead Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to reports

In reality, Lieberman's critics really mean they want a Democrat who will give backroom promises that he'll devote most of attention to contrived conspiracies and scandals against the Trump administration. Joe Lieberman, the White House said Wednesday. Trump is interviewing candidates to replace former FBI Director James Comey who was sacked last week.

The controversy that has grown out of Comey's dismissal inspired several senators to call for nonpartisan appointment.

President Donald Trump may be seriously miscalculating how much support former Sen.

Trump and Sessions also interviewed former Oklahoma Gov.

The Justice Department has since appointed a special counselor to investigate the issue.

In an interview with CNBC during the Republican National Convention later that year, however, Keating denounced Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and said he would vote for Trump.

"It's a mistake to nominate anyone who's ever run for office", Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) to Politico. "That tells me a lot", said Sen.

"I hope I don't nix his chances here, but I hope that the president would select Joe", the Arizona Republican told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" about his good friend Lieberman, 75, who served as the independent senator from CT from 1989 through 2013.

Lieberman's law enforcement experience stems from his two-term tenure as Connecticut's attorney general, spanning from 1983 until his resignation in 1989 when he was elected to the U.S. Senate. Lieberman lost the primary as liberal Democrats flocked to Lamont, but Lieberman won the general election with the support of Republicans.

Since leaving the Senate, Lieberman has been a senior counsel at the NY law firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP and serves on a number of boards. White House press secretary Sean Spicer says President Donald Trump will be meeting l.

Trump also interviewed three other potential candidates to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday, including former Oklahoma Gov.

Several candidates have withdrawn from consideration: Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; Cornyn; Alice Fisher, the former head of the Justice Department's criminal division; and Michael Garcia, a former USA attorney from Manhattan. He also was the USA attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma and served in a law enforcement position in Washington during the administration of former President Ronald Reagan. John McCain, and did not seek re-election in 2012.

In his 2000 vice presidential run, Lieberman was the first Jewish person to run on a major party ticket in a presidential race. McCain, often a vocal critic of the president, suggested he may not have helped Lieberman's cause.

He did not comment on whether or not he would accept the job it it is offered to him.

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