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Trump says he's 'very close' to naming a new FBI director

20 May, 2017, 13:27 | Author: Mae Harvey

Joe Lieberman gives a "thumbs-up" as he leaves the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Especially since Trump has already settled on a rather "unorthodox" choice for the position, according to a new report by Politico.

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. "It's special", Trump said later at a joint news conference with Santos.

The Trump administration asserted that the U.S. president and "the rest of the FBI" had lost confidence in Comey over the last few months and in the past year with his poor handling of the investigation into the Hillary Clinton private server and email scandal. The White House says President Donald Trump was to interview four potential candidates to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation. But McCabe dared, in congressional testimony, to contradict a typically off-the-cuff contention from Trump that agents had lost confidence in Comey. Joe Lieberman of CT on the shortlist of possible successors to fired FBI Director James B. Comey. Joe Lieberman was among the candidates. I don't think so. John McCain for president over Barack Obama. Critics have expressed concern about Lieberman's lack of federal law enforcement experience, past partisan activity, and possible connections to President Trump through the law firm at which Lieberman now works. All Democratic senators interviewed said Lieberman lacks the kind of experience needed for the post. He also reportedly worked with Trump on several other cases. Comey was overseeing the FBI's investigation into Russia's role in the presidential election, including ties between Russian government officials and Trump associates.

In order to keep his senate seat in 2006, Lieberman chose to run as an Independent under the "Connecticut for Lieberman" party label.

Republicans, by contrast, praised Lieberman. Sen. He also ran on the Democratic ticket for vice president in 2000 beside Al Gore.

"He or she can not be perceived as a political appointee or someone representing the interests of the Trump administration", Sanders said in a statement. Comey was sacked by President Donald Trump last week.

He has previously said that he would support an independent commission to investigate ties between Trump's administration and Russian Federation.

The 55-year-old Garcia, a registered Republican, served as Manhattan U.S. attorney from 2005 to 2008.

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