Joe Lieberman is among Trump's top choices for the job. That was two days after Rosenstein named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to investigate possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election. The White House has said the firing was unrelated to the FBI's Russian Federation investigation. Joe Lieberman of CT on the shortlist of possible successors to fired FBI Director James B. Comey.
Trump has reacted furiously to the appointment of a special counsel, a prosecutor with wide authority to investigate Russia's interference and other potential crimes uncovered.
If Lieberman were nominated to be FBI director, it would represent a stark change for the bureau.
In such an intensely polarized political environment that distrust of mainstream media will make it less likely that Trump supporters - and the Republican officeholders who rely on their votes - will abandon the president any time soon. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) told Politico.
"I think that the political part of this is not the best part for the FBI", Dianne Feinstein, a Democratic senator from California told CNN. After Lieberman became an independent, he traveled the country to support his candidate in the 2008 presidential race: Not Democrat Barack Obama, but Republican John McCain.
Since retiring from the Senate in 2013, Lieberman has worked for the NY law firm, Kasowitz Benson Torres and Friedman that has included Trump as a client.
Four years later, Lieberman unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic nomination for president.
Other candidates considered included current acting Director Andrew McCabe, former Oklahoma Gov. and FBI Agent Frank Keating, career FBI official Richard McFeely and Texas Sen.
Judge Michael Garcia of the New York Court of Appeals withdrew his name Wednesday from among those being looked at to replace James Comey as head of the federal law enforcement agency. His only law enforcement experience came in the six years before his ascent to the Senate, during which he served as as Connecticut Attorney General. He served as a Democratic senator in CT for more than 20 years, from 1989 into 2013.
He lost his Democratic primary bid in 2006 and only kept his seat by running as a third-party candidate. John McCain, and did not seek re-election in 2012.
Lieberman ran for president in 2004, Politico noted. He was the party's vice presidential nominee in 2000. "It also happens to be a pure excuse for the Democrats having lost an election that they should have easily won, because of the Electoral College being slanted so much in their way", he said. Besides being Connecticut's US senator for 14 years, Lieberman unsuccessfully ran for the presidency, was Al Gore's running mate and was considered a vice presidential possibility when Sen.
Lieberman is a devout follower of Orthodox Judaism. 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. Again and again, they have tried to push forward with their agenda, only to see news reports dominated by near-daily leaks.
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