Former Gov. Keating To Be Interviewed For FBI Director Position

Angie Massey
May 19, 2017

"Frequently, Mr. Trump's tone is hysterical, and there is simply no reason for that", Mr. Keating said.

The four potential choices Trump will talk to Thursday are McCabe, Lieberman, former Oklahoma Gov.

An announcement could come Friday, the soft deadline Trump set for himself.

If former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) is his top pick.

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.

Trump confirmed that former Sen.

Mr. Spicer also declined to answer a question about whether he would support Mr. Comey testifying before Congress, as he has been invited to do.

Since retiring from the Senate in 2012, Lieberman has practiced criminal defense and investigative law at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres and Friedman, a law firm which has represented Trump several times in the past.

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Lieberman endorsed Hillary Clinton in last year's presidential election. "That includes Senator Lieberman". "Everybody likes and respects Joe Lieberman".

Among their concerns was Lieberman's past praise of Michael Flynn, Trump's first national security adviser, who was sacked in February after misleading officials about his talks with Russian officials. Flynn has figured prominently in the FBI investigation into Russian Federation and the election.

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.

Lieberman spent 24 years in the Senate, entering as a Democrat in 1989 and leaving as an Independent in 2013.

First elected in 1988, Lieberman served as a Democrat until 2006, when he became an independent who caucused with the Democrats. He backed Republican presidential nominee John McCain in 2008, angering many of his former Democratic colleagues by endorsing him at the Republican National Convention. He has served as co-chairman of No Labels, a centrist group that promotes bipartisanship.

Mr. Keating, 73, served as Oklahoma governor from 1995 through January 2003, and oversaw the state's response to the Oklahoma City federal-building bombing in 1995.

Gore/Lieberman ended up losing the 2000 presidential election to then-presidential candidate George W. Bush and candidate for vice president, Dick Cheney.

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

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