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Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Trump interviews Joe Lieberman, three others for Federal Bureau of Investigation director job


President Trump is considering former senator Joe Lieberman, I-Connecticut, as a candidate for the position of FBI Director, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced Wednesday. A former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, Keating served in the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Lieberman would replace James Comey, who was sacked last week. Lieberman was also former Vice President Al Gore's running mate in the 2000 election.

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The legal group has represented President Trump in disputes going back decades to his time as a NY real estate magnate.

Trump said Monday that the search for a successor to Comey was "moving rapidly".

Earlier, during a lunch with television news anchors, Trump was hesitant to name the frontrunner. "That includes Senator Lieberman".

Senate Republicans praised Lieberman, a Democrat turned independent, while Democrats were less effusive about their former colleague. But in 2006, he left the Democratic Party and became an independent. This is a man who was giving speeches on behalf of Hillary Clinton two weeks before the election and that's not the kind of thing Trump forgets.

In 2008, Lieberman supported the Republican candidate, John McCain, over the Democrat, Barack Obama, citing McCain's vast experience in governing.

Lieberman served 24 years as a CT senator before retiring in 2013. Along with former Republican Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Lieberman helps lead the political group No Labels, an organization aimed at promoting bipartisanism. A person familiar with the meeting told Politico that Trump "bonded with Lieberman".

MI congressman Justin Amash, a Republican, reportedly said id the memo's content turns out to be true that it would warrant Trump's impeachment. He also disputed the administration's characterization of an investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump White House.

Several other candidates have withdrawn from consideration, including Rep. Trey Gowdy and Sen.

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