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Trump's Rumored Pick For FBI Director Is A Former Democratic Senator

Trump's Rumored Pick For FBI Director Is A Former Democratic Senator

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

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman leaves the West Wing of the White House after meeting with President Donald Trump on May 17, 2017 in Washington. 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.

For the new candidate who would lead the bureau, replacing Comey, Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have been interviewing various candidates. Frank Keating and Andrew McCabe, now the bureau's acting director. Concerns about how a Trump-appointed director would impartially handle the investigation were somewhat placated on Wednesday, when Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein selected Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor to lead the probe into Trump's contacts with Russian officials.

Lieberman, who is Jewish and staunchly pro-Israel, is a former independent senator from CT, who ran on a ticket with Democrat Al Gore in 2000.

The President interviewed four candidates on Wednesday at the White House.

Trump said he was about to name a replacement for Comey, another move to settle the waters.

Some of the appeal of Lieberman to Trump may be in a personal connection.

Trump met with Lieberman on Wednesday and found him "agreeable".

Asked whether the 75-year-old was a frontrunner, Trump responded "yes" - confirming Lieberman's surprise candidacy.

President Donald Trump's national security adviser plans to brief reporters at the White House.

He is also senior counsel at NY law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres, whose founder Marc Kasowitz has represented Trump. "He's been a pain in the butt to both Republicans and Democrats during his time both in and out of the Senate", Murphy said. If his nomination is made official, Lieberman would have to be approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee, then confirmed by the full Senate. Lieberman was a Democrat before changing party affiliations to Independent.

Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore chooses Connecticut Sen.

"I was disappointed because the president of the United States had just confessed to engaging in an extramarital affair with a young woman in his employ and to willfully deceiving the nation about his conduct", Lieberman said, later adding, "The implications for our country are so serious that I feel a responsibility to my constituents in CT, as well as to my conscience, to voice my concerns forthrightly and publicly". Keating earned a law degree from OU, and has also worked under former presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.


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