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 Trumplast 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.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced Wednesday that former FBI Director Robert Mueller will oversee the probe. The White House pointed to Rosenstein's memo last week as justification for Trump's abrupt decision to dismiss Comey.
Federal authorities in NY and North Carolina had been investigating online communications between Weiner and a 15-year-old girl. Weiner apologizes "for the personal mistakes I have made and the embarrassment I have caused". "I had hit bottom", Weiner said.
Kim Hak-song's arrest comes as the already strained relationship between North Korea and the USA continues to deteriorate. Kim Hak-song is believed to be the fourth USA citizen now detained in North Korea.
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Normal service is now resuming at Hawick Health Centre following last Friday's cyber attacks by hackers using ransomware . It comes amid concerns NHS networks were left vulnerable because they were still using outdated Windows XP software.
Kyle Busch qualified second and is looking to score his first win in his 12th attempt in the $1 million-to-win event . Johnson's team was penalized for crew members over the wall too soon after Johnson slid through his pit box.
Commenting on the GST Council's deliberations, a senior tax analyst said the rates announced were along expected lines. There will, however, be no tax on services like healthcare and education, which will be exempt from GST.
Sharp Drop in Israeli Trust of Trump
Both Palestinians and Israelis will be on alert to see what language Trump uses when he meets Abbas. "Sadly, every U.S. The exercise included practicing the Trump convoy's drive to the President's Residence and to the Western Wall.
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Israeli Minister Michael Oren On Trump's Visit To Israel
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