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Trump considering four names - including a former Democratic senator - for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump considering four names - including a former Democratic senator - for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

McCabe was tapped to become acting director after Trump dismissed Comey on May 9.

Lieberman has weighed in on some points of Trump's agenda since his election.

Mr Trump leaves Friday afternoon on his first overseas trip as president, a four-country, five-stop tour that will keep him out of Washington for more than a week.

President Donald Trump meets with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 18, 2017. If his nomination is made official, Lieberman would have to be approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee, then confirmed by the full Senate.

Some Republican senators called the idea of Lieberman replacing Comey "intriguing", but Sen.

Lieberman joined Kasowitz, Benson, Torres in 2013 and focuses primarily on investigations and white collar defense, government affairs and strategic counsel and state attorney general practice, according to the firm's website.

A person familiar with Wednesday's meeting said Trump bonded with Lieberman.... In January, he said he wasn't surprised that Trump delivered on his campaign promise to restrict the travel of people from some terrorism hotspots to the US.

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




More recently, Lieberman supported Trump's controversial pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos.

"This appointment is so important that we should try to insist on someone who has no political background", Sen.

According to Politico, if Trump thought that Lieberman would be a choice welcomed by Democrats, he got it squarely wrong.

Lieberman served as Connecticut's USA senator for 24 years, retiring in 2013. His seat was won by Sen. He was the vice-presidential nominee on the Democratic ticket with Al Gore but is now an independent. While answering questions from pool reporters, the president said he was "very close" to choosing a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Lieberman endorsed Hillary Clinton, despite discussing the possibility of supporting Trump.

Spicer spoke aboard Air Force One following Trump's remarks at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in CT. The Senate must confirm whoever Trump nominates.

The ACLU said Thursday it has "serious concerns" about Lieberman, who has supported expansive surveillance power for the government.

Several senior White House officials told reporters at both Politico and CNN that Lieberman, a former Democratic senator from CT who now identifies as an Independent, was the frontrunner for the job.

Several candidates have withdrawn from consideration: Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; Sen.


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