Trump, speaking to a group of television anchors at the White House Thursday, said that Lieberman, the former senator from CT and Democratic vice presidential nominee, is his leading candidate to run the agency.
Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, a Democratic think tank, also opposes Lieberman, saying he lacks law enforcement experience and is close to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former USA senator. Mr. Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with Lieberman at the White House on Wednesday. Sen.
Those were two of the four names the White House said Mr. Trump was considering to replace James B, Comey, who was sacked last week. Three other potential candidates Trump interviewed on Wednesday are former Oklahoma Gov. "But now that you have a special counsel, the new FBI director doesn't have to worry about riding herd over an investigation of the man who appointed him". And all Democratic senators interviewed by Politico for their article said the former CT senator lacks the kind of experience needed for the post.
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"I think Joe Lieberman is a pillar of credibility", Graham said.
"There is no reason to appoint a politician to run the FBI", Schatz said. Joe Lieberman was among his top choices.
Liberman has many Republican fans who appreciate his strong support of former president George W. Bush's Iraq invasion as well as his 2008 endorsement of John McCain, the GOP's presidential nominee that year. Even the Senate agreed to adopt Lieberman as the director for his independent nature and best democrats.
Naturally, the President's Republican enemies are all lining-up behind Lieberman, who left the Senate in 2013 after four terms.
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Many liberal activists were so incensed with Lieberman's departures from Democratic orthodoxies that they successfully defeated him in his 2006 party primary.
"Well, I respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt and there is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign", Trump later said during a joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. He has served as co-chairman of No Labels, a centrist group that promotes bipartisanship. Before this, he served as an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent during former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush's administrations. "I think Donald Trump should have been saying, 'bring in a special prosecutor.' If he's innocent he has nothing to worry about so now we have a non-political person leading the investigation who is going to get to the bottom of the facts".
Comey was leading an investigation into Trump's campaign ties with Russian Federation.
Several other candidates have withdrawn from consideration: Rep. Trey Gowdy of SC and Sen.
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