Joe Lieberman of CT is his top choice in the Oval Office on Thursday afternoon.
Trump tipped Lieberman's status during a meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. 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. Frank Keating, FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe, and Richard McFeely, a former top FBI official. They include former Oklahoma governor Frank A. Keating, former Federal Bureau of Investigation official Richard A. McFeely, and the current acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe, who stepped in after Comey was sacked, according to Spicer.
According to Politico, Trump wants to make an announcement before he leaves for his first foreign trip on Friday.
His friends say he took a hard right turn after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and his support of Republican George W. Bush's entrance into the Iraq War led to a challenge from Greenwich anti-war activist Ned Lamont in the 2006 U.S. Senate primary.
He helped the Trump administration earlier this year when he introduced Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, during her Senate confirmation hearing. Before he began working on Capitol Hill, he was the attorney general of CT from 1983-1989.
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President Trump and his inner circle don't know how to judge Lieberman's past as a Democrat and independent. He also disputed the administration's characterization of an investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump White House.
Trump said he found Lieberman "agreeable", during the interview, CNN reported, citing a source. Joseph Lieberman departs the White House after meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump May 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. "The fact that that firm may have done work for Trump doesn't mean that Lieberman did it".
But Lieberman, 75, is not necessarily popular with Democrats. And seeing as how the president - who is not happy with Mueller's new gig - must choose Comey's replacement rather quickly, they're about to get a lot more.
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Lieberman served four six-year Senate terms while living in New Haven's Westville neighborhood, three as a Democrat, then a final term as an independent after he lost the 2006 Democratic primary.