Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

Joe Lieberman is front-runner to be next Federal Bureau of Investigation director


Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman is reportedly President Donald Trump's leading choice for Federal Bureau of Investigation director, according to news reports Thursday. Joe Lieberman was among his top choices for the job.

Andrew McCabe, now the bureau's acting director; and Richard McFeely, a former top FBI official, also went to the White House for interviews on Wednesday. The president departs Friday on his inaugural overseas trip, a four-country, five-stop journey tour of the Middle East and Europe that will keep him out of the country for more than a week.

The president also replied "he is" when asked whether Lieberman is a top candidate for the position. FILE - In this May 8, 2017, file photo, then-FBI Director James Comey speaks to the Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Summit in Washington.

According to their reports, former USA senator and former Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman is the "frontrunner" to become the new FBI Director.

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The US media have been questioning alleged ties of the Trump campaign to Russian Federation and exploring the claims that Russian Federation may have influenced the 2016 presidential election.

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Trump said he was about to name a replacement for Comey, another move to settle the waters. If Trump's track record of loyalty is any indicator, Keating likely won't get the job.

But the idea of having Lieberman replace Comey did not engender much enthusiasm among Senate Democrats. Joe Lieberman is 75 years old.

On Wednesday, the Justice Department appointed an independent special counsel to take over the FBI's investigation of possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation during last year's presidential race.

Since retiring from the Senate in 2012, Lieberman has practiced criminal defense and investigative law at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres and Friedman, a law firm which has represented Trump several times in the past. Lieberman testified in support of Sessions at his January confirmation hearing.

Lieberman was Democrat Al Gore's vice presidential nominee in 2000 and unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004.

In order to keep his senate seat in 2006, Lieberman chose to run as an Independent under the "Connecticut for Lieberman" party label. John McCain and Lindsey Graham is the Democratic base's equivalent of a Tea Party candidate hosting a Planned Parenthood fundraiser. "I think he would be a good choice". The White House says President Donald Trump will be interviewing four p.

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