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Trump says Joe Lieberman is front-runner for Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

Trump says Joe Lieberman is front-runner for Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

According to media reports, the Trump administration is considering four candidates to replace fired FBI Director James Comey.

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

On any day, McCain could give Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi a run for her money in the "I hate Donald Trump" Screech Club.

Several sources told Politico that the former Democratic vice presidential nominee is now the top pick of President Donald Trump, who wants to name his nominee before he leaves for his first worldwide trip on Friday.

A November 25 news release from Trump's transition team quoted Lieberman praising Trump's selection of K.T. McFarland as deputy national security adviser. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). But the Texas senator withdrew from consideration after a number of his colleagues said they believed Trump should shy away from picking a GOP politician.

"We'll get rid of the smoke and see where the actual issues lie", said Sen. Typically, FBI directors have some prior experience as prosecutors or criminal investigators.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., was blunter. "And I think there's a lot of people on both sides of the aisle that are looking for someone who doesn't come from the political realm".

Swan Song: Joe Lieberman prepares for his final speech in Senate. "I'm somebody who spent a lot of time in law enforcement; this is a moment where we need a law enforcement professional that's never campaigned for a presidential candidate, never campaigned for office, never worn a party label to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

"Many FBI directors have been intensely political without having been in public office or run for elective office, " Looney told The Courant.

A graduate of Yale Law School, Lieberman served as Connecticut's Attorney General from 1983 to 1989 before launching his career in the U.S. Senate. His seat was won by Sen. The 75-year-old was Connecticut's attorney general in the 1980s, and presidential nominee Al Gore's running mate in the hotly contested 2000 election.

It wasn't until 2006 that Democrats turned on Lieberman after he pissed off liberal activists through his support for the Iraq War and willingness to compromise with Republicans.

Since leaving the Senate, Lieberman joined the law firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres, and Friedman, where he serves as senior counsel.

Trump and Lieberman discussed the position at the White House on Wednesday. A person familiar with the meeting told Politico that Trump "bonded with Lieberman".

On paper, Lieberman may seem like a confusing choice for the GOP president.