Trump says he's 'very close' to naming new FBI director
Trump says he's 'very close' to naming new FBI director
19 May, 2017, 16:32
Joe Lieberman to replace former FBI Director James Comey.
But several Democratic senators said during a caucus lunch Thursday that they would not support Lieberman, according to a person familiar with the meeting who declined to be identified because the lunch was private. Russian officials have repeatedly denied charges of interfering in the USA 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.
Some allies of the president have said he could announce his pick before leaving Friday for a nine-day foreign trip - his first overseas tour as president. The veteran FBI official made headlines for his congressional testimony last week that rejected the White House's claim that Comey had lost the support of rank-and-file agents and for disputing the administration's characterization of an investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump White House.
The Senate must confirm Trump's candidate for the job. John Cornyn, R-Texas, predicted the former CT senator would receive all 100 Senate votes.
Trump said Monday that the search for a successor to Comey was "moving rapidly". Lieberman was the first Democratic senator to criticize former President Bill Clinton publicly during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
The president's nominee must be confirmed in the Senate, where Democrats and some Republicans have fiercely criticised Comey's firing.
Because Lieberman has no experience running a large organization, no experience in law enforcement, and at 75 seems like the least probable candidate imaginable to sign up for a 10-year stint as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. "So we want to get back and keep on the track that we're on". "I think there's a lot of people on both sides of the aisle that are looking for someone that doesn't come from the political realm, somebody frankly in the tradition of Mueller, who has a real history in enforcing the law - not somebody who has spent time in the partisan realm".
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"Joe Lieberman has more experience than all of my Democratic colleagues combined. But we need a law enforcement professional, not someone who's run for office before", McCaskill said.
A graduate of Yale Law School, Lieberman served as Connecticut's Attorney General from 1983 to 1989 before launching his career in the U.S. Senate.
But Lieberman lost his senate seat to a primary challenger in 2006, and he ran as an independent to retain his seat.
Lieberman retired from the Senate in 2011, and since then has been a senior counsel at the NY law firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP.
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Without that proof, she said she felt that she had to follow the existing MA law and officially overturn his conviction. The judge who presided at Hernandez's trial in Lloyd's killing has scheduled a hearing Tuesday.
In the briefing on May 15, Jones showed aerial images of what he said was the crematorium at the Sednaya site. The Sednaya military prison outside Damacus as depicted in a recent Amnesty International report.
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At the February 27 press briefing, Spicer said, "I think that Russia's involvement in activity has been investigated up and down". Flynn in the intervening three months, that could potentially constitute obstruction of justice.
In her 2006 memoir My Story , co-written with Kathryn Bonella, Corby documented her "acute phobia" of photographers and cameras. Surung said Corby had not attended because she was not too "fresh" due to the media filming outside her house.
It's as there's been a groundswell of support in the west and northwest for Minister Leo Varadkar to succeed Enda Kenny. The Finance Minister Michael Noonan has revealed he will stand down when the new Fine Gael takes over.
Zhao said this was likely meant to force Moon's hand. "The system has already achieved initial operation capability", he said. He added that China hopes South Korea's new government will "correct the problems" and take measures as soon as possible.
I think it divides the country, I think we have a very divided country because of that and many other things. Trump is both publicly and privately stewing about Rosenstein's decision to name a special counsel.
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House oversight panel calls for May 24 hearing with Comey
Ryan added the FBI is continuing its investigation into reported ties between Russian Federation and the Trump administration. Jason Chaffetz, the House Oversight Committee has officially invited James Comey to testify next Wednesday.
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McGovern: Robert Mueller needs to get probe moving
Mueller was appointed Wednesday by Rosenstein , who had faced criticism as the author of a memo that preceded Comey's firing. Trump attached both documents to his letter informing Comey of his removal.