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Joe Lieberman is top contender for new FBI director

Francis Olson | 19 Мая, 2017, 19:33

Customarily, the Director is a non-partisan figure, whereas Lieberman is a career politician.

Lieberman, who was Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore's running mate in the 2000 campaign, made a favorable impression on Trump during a meeting in the White House on Wednesday, the official said. Asked if Lieberman was one of his top candidates, Trump said: "He is".

Current acting director Andrew McCabe and former Oklahoma Gov.

Earlier, during a lunch with television news anchors, Trump was hesitant to name the frontrunner. The president sets off Friday on his inaugural overseas trip and will be out of the country for more than a week.

Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced Wednesday afternoon that Trump was scheduled to meet with the four candidates.

President Donald Trump's administration is considering appointing Joe Lieberman, the former Democratic vice presidential candidate, to fill former FBI Director James Comey's vacant position. Just 22% of those polled said Trump's actions were appropriate and 20% were undecided. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Lieberman endorsed Hillary Clinton, despite discussing the possibility of supporting Trump.

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Trump said Monday that the search for a successor to Comey was "moving rapidly".

The Senate must confirm whomever Trump nominates for the job. Lieberman is not popular among his former Senate colleagues. Flynn has figured prominently in the FBI investigation into Russian interference into the election.

He served as Connecticut's USA senator for 24 years, retiring in 2013. Mr Lieberman testified in support of Mr Sessions at his January confirmation hearing. He lost to a Senate primary challenger in 2006 and only retained his seat after he switched his party to independent.

He later became an independent, and in 2008, spoke at the Republican National Convention to endorse Sen. He has spent part of his time as the co-chairman of a group called No Labels that seeks solutions by both political parties.

Most well-known for the eight years (1995 to 2003) he served as Oklahoma's governor, Keating also has spent some time in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Keating earned a law degree from OU, and has also worked under former presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. "I think he'd be a good choice". Russian officials have repeatedly denied charges of interfering in the United States elections, saying the allegations are absurd and represent an attempt to divert the U.S. public's attention from revealed instances corruption as well as other pressing domestic issues.

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