Democrats Oppose Lieberman as FBI Director

Nick Mcbride
May 20, 2017

Some allies of the president have said he could announce his pick before leaving Friday for a nine-day foreign trip - his first overseas tour as president.

The president also replied "he is" when asked whether Lieberman is a top candidate for the position.

Trott says Rosenstein answered that he didn't want to interfere with the independent investigation that will now be run by former FBI chief Robert Mueller.

The firing was sharply criticised because it came amid the bureau's investigation into Russia's meddling in last year's presidential election.

Trump said Monday that the search for a successor to Comey was "moving rapidly". Claire McCaskill (D-MO) "We don't need anyone who's put on a red shirt or blue shirt - or who's campaigned for president". In January, he was the target of liberal scorn when he testified in favor of Trump's choice for Education Secretary, Betsy Devos, in her Senate confirmation hearings. Thanks to Harry Reid, it only takes 51 votes in the Senate to confirm presidential appointments, as Democrats keep finding out to their chagrin in 2017.

Republicans were largely supportive of the idea of having Lieberman run the FBI. Sen. There's no suggestion Lieberman is dishonest, and his background as Connecticut's attorney general certainly gives him some qualifications to lead America's top law-enforcement agency. He told the press Thursday that former Democratic senator Joe Lieberman is his top choice.

"Some Senate Democrats hold a grudge against Lieberman for his rightward turn and opposition to some of President Barack Obama's agenda late in his Senate career", Politico's Burgess Everett and Seung Min Kim wrote Thursday.

A person familiar with Wednesday's meeting said Trump bonded with Lieberman.... Mr Lieberman added that Mr McFarland "and General Mike Flynn will form a very strong leadership team at the National Security Council".

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.

Lieberman may be best remembered as former Vice President Al Gore's running mate during the 2000 presidential election and his time as a senator from CT. The job typically consists of serving one 10-year term, but at 75 years of age, critics may question whether or not Lieberman can do it. He also backed Republican Sen. He has spent part of his time as the co-chairman of a group called No Labels that seeks solutions by both political parties. Keating earned a law degree from OU, and has also worked under former presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

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