Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Lieberman May Have Conflict For FBI Post

Trump considering Joe Lieberman for FBI director Trump assails 'witch hunt' after naming of special counsel
Christy Curtis | 20 May, 2017, 02:11

Several sources told Politico that the former Democratic vice presidential nominee is now the top pick of President Donald Trump, who wants to name his nominee before he leaves for his first global trip on Friday.

"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.

On Wednesday, Trump met four candidates to replace former FBI Director James Comey, namely Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating, former FBI Executive Assistant Director Richard McFeely and Lieberman. The White House is disputing a report that President Donald Trump asked C. Frank Keating and Richard McFeely, a career Federal Bureau of Investigation official who retired in 2014 as head of the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services branch.

In reality, Lieberman's critics really mean they want a Democrat who will give backroom promises that he'll devote most of attention to contrived conspiracies and scandals against the Trump administration.

Lieberman seemed to agree with the sentiment, as he was photographed leaving the White House with a big thumbs up.

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But he told NBC Connecticut that Trump's victory is a result of people's dissatisfaction with Washington. Joe Lieberman, who was a Democrat and even served as his party's vice presidential nominee in 2000.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote the memo the president initially cited as justification for firing FBI Director James Comey.

A November 25 news release from Trump's transition team quoted Lieberman praising Trump's selection of K.T. McFarland as deputy national security adviser.

The Senate must confirm Mr Trump's candidate for the job.

In an interview with CNBC during the Republican National Convention later that year, however, Keating denounced Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and said he would vote for Trump.

The former Democratic vice presidential nominee now works at the law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres in NY - the same firm as Trump's attorney Marc Kasowitz. The job typically consists of serving one 10-year term, but at 75 years of age, critics may question whether or not Lieberman can do it.

First elected in 1988, Lieberman served as a Democrat until 2006, when he became an independent who caucused with the Democrats. "That tells me a lot", said Sen. He was the vice-presidential nominee on the Democratic ticket with Al Gore but is now an independent.

He was the lead agent on the Oklahoma City federal building bombing case in 1995, when Keating was governor, and he was the FBI's on-scene commander after the September 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon.

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