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Trump to meet with four Federal Bureau of Investigation director candidates, including Joe Lieberman

Trump to meet with four Federal Bureau of Investigation director candidates, including Joe Lieberman

An announcement could come Friday, the soft deadline Trump set for himself.

Trump will also meet with former Connecticut Sen.

McCabe became acting director following Comey's dismissal on May 9.

US Senator from Connecticut Joe Lieberman leaves the West Wing of the White House after meeting with US President Donald Trump on May 17, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Earlier at a White House appearance with Santos, Trump was asked if Lieberman was one of the finalists, he answered with an emphatic "Yes".

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

The three other men Trump interviewed for the post were former Oklahoma Gov.

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. He says the Justice Department's naming of Robert Mueller late Wednesday as special counsel is consistent with that goal.

Trump interviewed as many as eight candidates since he fired James Comey last week.

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Lieberman defeated Republican incumbent Lowell Weicker in 1988 and served as a senator from CT until 2013.

Several other candidates have withdrawn from consideration, including Rep. Trey Gowdy of SC and Sen.

Some Republican senators called the idea of Lieberman replacing Comey "intriguing", but Sen.

"I was disappointed because the president of the United States had just confessed to engaging in an extramarital affair with a young woman in his employ and to willfully deceiving the nation about his conduct", Lieberman said, later adding, "The implications for our country are so serious that I feel a responsibility to my constituents in CT, as well as to my conscience, to voice my concerns forthrightly and publicly". One senior Democratic aide told Politico that Lieberman's connection to Kasowitz could be an issue.

"It was unexpected", Lieberman said of the FBI Directorship consideration.

In other words, that personal pledge to protect Trump above all else? Lieberman added that McFarland "and General Mike Flynn will form a very strong leadership team at the National Security Council".

President Donald Trump on Thursday said former Connecticut Sen. Lieberman testified in support of Sessions at his January confirmation hearing.

Many liberal activists were so incensed with Lieberman's departures from Democratic orthodoxies that they successfully defeated him in his 2006 party primary. John McCain and Lindsey Graham is the Democratic base's equivalent of a Tea Party candidate hosting a Planned Parenthood fundraiser. He has served as co-chairman of No Labels, a centrist group that promotes bipartisanship. Frank Keating, a Republican, and former Sen. His long career in public service includes working as an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, an Oklahoma state representative and senator and an assistant secretary of the treasury under former President Ronald Reagan.

He has previously said that he would support an independent commission to investigate ties between Trump's administration and Russian Federation. John Cornyn and New York Judge Michael Garcia, who both withdrew their names.


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