Joe Lieberman Front-Runner For FBI Head
- Author: Larry Hoffman May 28, 2017,
May 28, 2017, 6:15
Mr Lieberman gave reporters a thumbs-up as he left the White House on Wednesday and said he and Mr Trump had a "good meeting".
"We're going to have a director who's going to be outstanding and Ill be announcing that director very soon", Trump said on Thursday at a joint-news conference with Colombia President Juan Santos. Joe Lieberman his top pick. Especially since Trump has already settled on a rather "unorthodox" choice for the position, according to a new report by Politico. Frank Keating, FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe, and Richard McFeely, a former top FBI official.
Trump has said he could name a director before he leaves the country Friday on his first overseas trip as president.
Joe Lieberman is also raising eyebrows as a proponent of criminal investigations of media outlets that publish classified information stemming from illegal hacking. "Unfortunately, Joe Lieberman does not fit that description". John McCain's presidential bid in 2008 over Barack Obama, speaking at the Republican National Convention that year. He was the Democratic Party's nominee for vice president in 2000, and Connecticut's attorney general before being first elected to the Senate in 1988. "We didn't expect that with Lieberman", he said.
But Lieberman, 75, is not necessarily popular with Democrats. All Democratic senators Politico interviewed said the former CT senator lacks the kind of experience needed for the post.
Lieberman served as Connecticut's attorney general from 1983 to 1989 before being elected to represent CT in the Senate from 1989 to 2013.
The Trump White House appears to have leaked the president's stunningly inappropriate choice to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation: an attorney at a law firm whose founding partner represents, you guessed it, Donald Trump.
Trump's firing of Comey was an unexpected move that drew bipartisan criticism. He has served as co-chairman of No Labels, a centrist group that promotes bipartisanship.
Gore eventually lost to President George W. Bush in a contest settled by the Supreme Court.
Several other candidates have withdrawn from consideration, including Rep. Trey Gowdy and Sen.
At the time, Trump had entered the race for the White House on the Reform Party ticket, but eventually halted his campaign.