Joseph Lieberman as his running mate, making him the first Jewish candidate on a major party ticket.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Monday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, whose memo on Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email case was cited by the White House as rationale for his firing, were heading the process of finding a replacement. John Cornyn, R-Texas, have said they are not interested in the job.
Lieberman served in the Senate for more than two decades and was the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2000 with then-Vice President Al Gore. John McCain, and did not seek re-election in 2012.
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"It was unexpected. Not something I was seeking", Lieberman, an Independent, said. Frank Keating, FBI acting director Andrew McCabe and Richard McFeely, a former top FBI official. Asked if he would accept the job if offered, he said that he liked public service.
Former Director James Comey was abruptly fired by Trump last week, sending the White House into turmoil as lawmakers from both parties questioned the decision. "I'm not going to give any other comment on that". The firing also came as Comey was leading investigations into allegations that the Trump campaign and transition team had inappropriate contacts with Russian Federation. The FBI has been looking into Flynn for months as part of a counterintelligence investigation.
Healy said Wednesday that he passed along his thoughts to Justin Clark, the West Hartford resident who now works for Trump in the White Office of Intergovernmental Relations. "That includes Senator Lieberman".