Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
U.S. | By Monique Johnson

Trump says he's 'very close' to naming a new FBI director

Trump says he's 'very close' to naming a new FBI director

Already one red-state Democrat, who would be a top target for Republicans to support a candidate, stated she would not be pleased with Lieberman as a pick. Trump responded, "He is".

President Donald Trump is expected to pick former Democratic Sen.

On Wednesday, White House spokesperson Sean Spicer said Lieberman is among candidates being interviewed for the position vacated after the firing of James Comey by President Trump.

"We're at war. The enemy wants to attack us", Lieberman reportedly said in the Senate, ahead of the vote.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was assigned by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to "oversee the previously-confirmed FBI investigation of Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, and related matters". "I know of no one who people had genuine affection for the way that they have for Joe Lieberman".

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Ominous notes:"Another associate said the notes of the January dinner conversation contained very nuanced quotes from the president and a high level of detail".

Trump fired Comey May 9, in a move he called necessary to restore the trust and confidence in the law enforcement agency.

A former chairman of the News, Lieberman ran for vice president alongside former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore in the 2000 election, becoming the first Jewish candidate on a major American political party's presidential ticket.

At the time of his removal, Comey was overseeing the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S.election and possible collusion between the Trump camp and Russian Federation during the campaign. John McCain's presidential bid in 2008 over Barack Obama.

Keating, 73, served as Oklahoma governor from 1995 to 2003, and oversaw the state's response to the Oklahoma City federal-building bombing in 1995.

The Trump White House is under pressure to find a candidate who is likely to win Senate approval quickly and without controversy, and time is short for him to do so before leaving on his nine-day foreign trip.

Several candidates have withdrawn from consideration: Rep. Trey Gowdy of SC and Sen. Lieberman, 75, has served as attorney general in CT but has no federal law-enforcement experience, unlike past FBI directors.

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