McCain: Trump Should Pick Lieberman for Federal Bureau of Investigation


Senate Democrats are leaving no doubt that Republican Sen.

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

President Trump and his inner circle don't know how to judge Lieberman's past as a Democrat and independent. The former CT senator flashed a thumbs-up as he left the White House after the interview Wednesday, saying he and Trump had a "good meeting".

Trump also talked to Oklahoma Gov. By several senators' accounts, he contradicted Trump's statements that Rosenstein's written criticism of FBI Director James Comey had been a factor in Comey's recent firing by the president. Comey was overseeing the FBI's investigation into Russia's role in the presidential election, including ties between Russian government officials and Trump associates.

That probe is now in the hands of former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who was named as special counsel Wednesday.

"The entire thing has been a witch hunt", he declared, echoing one of the tweets he'd sent out just after dawn: "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!"

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Lieberman told The Hartford Courant he was secretly considered for jobs under former President George W. Bush before he left the Senate in 2013.

Several other candidates have withdrawn from consideration: Rep. Trey Gowdy of SC and Sen. Previously, the president had expressed interest in Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Tex.) for the post.

Lieberman's past law enforcement experience would mainly come from his time as Connecticut Attorney General from 1983 to 1989.

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. Flynn has figured prominently in the FBI investigation into Russian Federation and the election.

Trump met with Lieberman Wednesday and found him "agreeable", a source said. Mr Lieberman added that Mr McFarland "and General Mike Flynn will form a very strong leadership team at the National Security Council". Federal Bureau of Investigation directors traditionally have had prosecutorial experience, either as an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent or as a member of the Justice Department. Cornyn had been on the White House shortlist to replace Comey, but with withdrew himself from consideration. As a Democrat, he was known for criticizing former President Bill Clinton during his presidency and later went on to endorse John McCain for president when the Arizona senator ran in 2008. Joe Lieberman, who was a Democrat and even served as his party's vice presidential nominee in 2000.

Lieberman is no stranger to Washington, serving three terms as a CT senator, twice as a Democrat and once as an Independent. He also backed Republican Sen.