Joe Lieberman Is the Leading Choice for New FBI Director
19 May, 2017, 16:46 | Author: Mae Harvey
Those were two of the four names the White House said Mr. Trump was considering to replace James B, Comey, who was sacked last week. When asked if Lieberman was among the finalists, he said "Yes" emphatically, and anonymous sources have told several news outlets Lieberman is his top choice.
Trump interviewed Lieberman personally on Wednesday afternoon.
Other candidates considered included current acting Director Andrew McCabe, former Oklahoma Gov. and FBI Agent Frank Keating, career FBI official Richard McFeely and Texas Sen. Frank Keating, acting director Andrew McCabe, and former top Federal Bureau of Investigation official Richard McFeely.
Trump told reporters at the White House on Thursday that he was "very close" to announcing his pick. Look where he works now, a Trump law firm. 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.
Lieberman previously served as a senator from CT and was Al Gore's running mate in the 2000 presidential election.
Among their concerns was Mr Lieberman's past praise of Mr Michael Flynn, Mr Trump's first national security adviser, who was sacked in February after misleading officials about his conversations with Russian officials.
At the time of his removal, Comey was overseeing the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S.election and possible collusion between the Trump camp and Russian Federation during the campaign.
A day after appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the independent probe, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appeared behind closed doors before the full Senate. "It's special", Mr Trump said later Thursday at a joint news conference with Mr Santos. In January, he was the target of liberal scorn when he testified in favor of Trump's choice for Education Secretary, Betsy Devos, in her Senate confirmation hearings.
His friends say he took a hard right turn after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and his support of Republican George W. Bush's entrance into the Iraq War led to a challenge from Greenwich anti-war activist Ned Lamont in the 2006 U.S. Senate primary. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
The president's nominee must be confirmed in the Senate, where Democrats and some Republicans have fiercely criticised Comey's firing. He has served as co-chairman of No Labels, a centrist group that promotes bipartisanship. John Cornyn of Texas, 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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Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn", a White House statement said. Putin even suggested that Russian Federation share the records of last week's talks between Trump and Lavrov with the U.S.
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