Trump interviews 4 candidates for post of FBI director


President Donald Trump said Thursday that former Sen.

Did he in fact collude with Russian Federation in his campaign to defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton? He retired in 2013 as the USA senator for CT after serving for 24 years.

Joe Lieberman Wednesday afternoon to replace fired FBI Director James Comey.

Current senators who served with Lieberman will be loathe to push back hard against his appointment, because he was deservedly well liked and widely respected in that body.

Earlier, during a lunch with television news anchors, Trump was hesitant to name the frontrunner. Frank Keating and Richard McFeely, a career Federal Bureau of Investigation official who retired in 2014 as head of the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services branch. Gore and Lieberman narrowly lost the disputed 2000 election to Republican George W. Bush, and the CT senator mounted his own unsuccessful bid for the Democratic nomination in 2004.

The Trump White House is under pressure to find a candidate who is likely to win Senate approval quickly and without controversy, and time is short for him to do so before leaving on his nine-day foreign trip. Joe Lieberman gives a "thumbs-up" as he leaves the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. McCabe was tapped to become acting director after Trump dismissed Comey on May 9.

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Lieberman is under consideration for the positon of FBI Director. John McCain's presidential bid in 2008 over Barack Obama.

Lieberman was Democrat Al Gore's vice presidential nominee in 2000 and unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004. The Senate must confirm whoever Trump nominates. "John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee".

Based on his views as a conservative Democrat on some issues, Lieberman has been considered for positions by Republicans in the past. Lieberman has in recent months publicly praised Michael Flynn - one of the key Trump figures in the law enforcement investigation - and his political group has previously labeled Trump a bipartisan problem-solver.

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

Several candidates have withdrawn from consideration: Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; Cornyn; Alice Fisher, the former head of the Justice Department's criminal division; and Michael Garcia, a former US attorney from Manhattan.