Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, who holds Lieberman's old Senate seat, who said on "Morning Joe" that he respects Lieberman but many people want someone for FBI Director who doesn't come from a political background. Concerns about how a Trump-appointed director would impartially handle the investigation were somewhat placated on Wednesday, when Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein selected Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor to lead the probe into Trump's contacts with Russian officials.
Trump reportedly hopes to make an announcement before Friday when he leaves for his first foreign trip.
Speaking to reporters today, Trump said the longtime Connecticut Senator is the "frontrunner" to replace James Comey, who was sacked last week by the President.
Speaking to reporters at an off the record lunch, and reiterating the comments on camera moments later, Trump called former Sen.
He is one of four candidates being considered, but said he does not think he will be chosen. Joe Lieberman was among his top choices for the job. He also publicly disagreed with Trump's so-called Muslim ban.
Did he urge Comey at a February meeting to drop his probe of the Russian Federation connections of Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn?
"Joe Lieberman is probably the only person that could get 100 votes in the Senate", Sen.
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.
It wasn't until 2006 that Democrats turned on Lieberman after he pissed off liberal activists through his support for the Iraq War and willingness to compromise with Republicans.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer informed reporters about the meetings as Trump flew to Washington after addressing U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduates in CT. Mr Lieberman testified in support of Mr Sessions at his January confirmation hearing.
Lieberman was Vice President Al Gore's running mate in 2000.
Mr Lieberman spoke at the 2008 Republican National Convention on behalf of his friend, Arizona Senator John McCain, and did not seek re-election in 2012. 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.
Most well-known for the eight years (1995 to 2003) he served as Oklahoma's governor, Keating also has spent some time in the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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.
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