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Former Sen. Joe Lieberman Trump's Top Pick For New FBI Director

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman Trump's Top Pick For New FBI Director

John McCain (R-Ariz.), said he would be "overjoyed" if Lieberman, who is a friend of his, were picked.

Trump and Lieberman discussed the position at the White House on Wednesday.

Mr Lieberman was among four candidates Mr Trump interviewed at the White House on Wednesday.

Trump, speaking to a group of television anchors at the White House Thursday, said that Lieberman, the former senator from CT and Democratic vice presidential nominee, is his leading candidate to run the agency. Trump has said he could name a successor before he departs Friday on his first overseas trip as president.

This story was corrected at 4:45 p.m.to update the fact Frank Keating was confirmed by the Oklahoma State Senate on March 29.

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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.

Cornyn, who the officials say was intrigued by the idea and initially interested, ultimately withdrew from consideration after a number of his colleagues said they believed Trump should shy away from picking a GOP politician. That probe is now in the hands of former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who was named as special counsel Wednesday.

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The FBI began to investigate the incident in the tourist venue, however there have been no links to terror organizations thus far. According to ABC News , police say an 18-year-old woman was struck and killed by the auto and 22 were taken to nearby hospitals.

"Well I respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt", he said, insisting there had been "no collusion" between his campaign and Russian Federation.

Lieberman represented CT in the Senate from 1989 to 2013, initially as a Democrat. "Everybody likes and respects Joe Lieberman".

One of the sources said President Donald Trump found the Democrat-turned-independent "agreeable" after meeting with him. "It's special", Trump said later at a joint news conference with Santos. Mr Lieberman added that Mr McFarland "and General Mike Flynn will form a very strong leadership team at the National Security Council".

President Trump is moving quickly to replace fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, and four candidates have emerged at the top of the heap. Mr Lieberman testified in support of Mr Sessions at his January confirmation hearing. After losing the Senate primary in part because of Connecticut Democrats' betrayal and unwillingness to support a so-called moderate, Lieberman ran as an Independent and won by 10 percentage points. He also backed Republican Sen.

After leaving the office of governor, Keating served as the chairman of a panel appointed by the Catholic Church to investigate allegations of abuse by priests.

Keating told his hometown newspaper after the interview that he doesn't expect to be chosen.

The Senate intelligence committee also asked acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to turn over any notes Comey might have made regarding discussions he had with White House or Justice Department officials about Russia's efforts to influence the election. He also disputed the administration's characterization of the Russian Federation investigation.


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