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Published: Mon, May 22, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Senate Democrats Reeeeeally Don't Want Joe Lieberman As FBI Director


Lieberman gave a thumbs-up to reporters camped out on the White House driveway and said "It was a good meeting".

Trump clearly knew what he wanted to say as he took a few questions at a news briefing with visiting Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

On Wednesday, Trump met four candidates to replace former FBI Director James Comey, namely Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating, former FBI Executive Assistant Director Richard McFeely and Lieberman.

He served as Connecticut's USA senator for 24 years, retiring in 2013.

The firing drew instant criticism from both sides of the aisle, as Comey was overseeing the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 USA election and any possible links between the Trump camp and Russian Federation during the campaign.

Opposition Democrats immediately accused Trump of seeking to impede the FBI's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, which extended to activities of White House national security advisor Michael Flynn, who was sacked in February for making misleading statements about his Russian contacts.

Another partner in the same firm is David Friedman, Trump's new ambassador to Israel.

The scene was reminiscent of Trump's very public search for a vice president and his transition period, when potential Cabinet picks were paraded through the lobby of Trump Tower in NY.

On May 9, Trump fired Comey on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Mr Trump leaves Friday afternoon on his first overseas trip as president, a four-country, five-stop tour that will keep him out of Washington for more than a week.

In 2008, Lieberman endorsed Republican John McCain.

Lieberman got a vote of confidence from a former colleague and close friend, Sen.

The law firm he has worked for since 2013, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres, has represented Trump since at least November of 2001, often on cases that had to do with his reputation. John McCain, and did not seek re-election in 2012. He has served as co-chairman of No Labels, a centrist group that promotes bipartisanship.

Today marked the first time since the appointment of a special counsel that Trump publicly addressed Comey's firing and the subsequent news of a memo written by the ex-FBI director.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 17: Former U.S. Sen. The veteran Federal Bureau of Investigation official made headlines for congressional testimony last week that rejected the White House's claim that Comey had lost the support of rank-and-file agents. He also disputed the administration's characterisation of the investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and Trump associates.

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C) withdrew his name on Monday, as did Sen.

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