Trump interviews 4 candidates to post of FBI director

Trump interviews 4 candidates to post of FBI director

Lieberman traveled to the White House on Wednesday on short notice for an interview and afterward said it was a "good meeting".

Trump earlier had teased that he could announce his choice for director before departing Friday for Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy and Belgium, a world tour that will keep him away from the White House through the end of next week. He was confirmed by the Oklahoma State Senate on March 29, OU Press Secretary Matt Epting said.

In the past, Lieberman has adopted a number of foreign policy positions more closely aligned with the Republicans, supporting the war in Iraq and backing action against Iran. There's no suggestion Lieberman is dishonest, and his background as Connecticut's attorney general certainly gives him some qualifications to lead America's top law-enforcement agency. 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.

He is one of four candidates being considered, but said he does not think he will be chosen.

Lieberman was Democrat Al Gore's vice presidential nominee in 2000 and unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004. McCabe was tapped to become acting director after Trump dismissed Comey on May 9. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) told Politico.

Senators said that Rosenstein steered clear of specifics while making clear that Mueller has wide latitude to pursue the investigation wherever it leads, including potentially criminal charges. "He has great respect and affection from both sides of the aisle".

Rosen said in an interview that Lieberman "has a lifetime of ethical public service" to his credit.

Lieberman, a graduate of Yale and Yale Law School, began his political life as Democrat, and served both in the CT state senate and as the state's attorney general before turning his attention to higher political office. His seat was won by Sen.

Lieberman may be best remembered as former Vice President Al Gore's running mate during the 2000 presidential election and his time as a senator from CT. He later became a political maverick on Capitol Hill, when, in 2006, he ended his official affiliation with the hawkish wing of the Democratic Party and became an independent. On Thursday the New York Times reported that Comey believed that Trump and his aides had made other inappropriate contacts that he felt compelled to resist.

He has previously said that he would support an independent commission to investigate ties between Trump's administration and Russian Federation.

But he told NBC Connecticut that Trump's victory is a result of people's dissatisfaction with Washington. From a series of policy defections on key issues to Lieberman's decision to run as an independent in CT after he lost the Democratic primary to challenger Ned Lamont in 2006, the former senator made many enemies among his own caucus. Not a one defended Lieberman. Lieberman serves on the board of a DeVos-founded education organization. Lieberman has had a long and interesting career in government. Lieberman's Senate replacement, Chris Murphy, said that despite his history of "angering Democrats and Republicans, which is probably a good experience for being Federal Bureau of Investigation director", his "political background" taints him for life.

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