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Trump interviews 4 candidates to post of FBI director

Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) expressed "great admiration" for the former senator, Sen.

Because Lieberman has no experience running a large organization, no experience in law enforcement, and at 75 seems like the least probable candidate imaginable to sign up for a 10-year stint as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Lieberman gave reporters a thumbs-up as he left the White House and said he and the president had a "good meeting".

The interviews came more than a week after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

Trump came under criticism for firing Comey as he was supervising the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 USA election and any possible links between the Trump and Russian Federation during the campaign. Trump has denounced the probe as a "witch hunt".

The Senate must confirm Mr Trump's candidate for the job.

Considered a moderate with ties to members of both parties in Congress, Lieberman was state attorney general from 1983 till 1989 in CT before being elected to the US Senate from 1989-2013.




Several other candidates have withdrawn from consideration. Joe Lieberman is among Trump's top choices for the job.

Mr. Keating said that some of Mr. Trump's ideas, like scrutinizing people who enter the country, were sound, but that he was unsure he could support the presumptive Republican nominee.

Spicer spoke aboard Air Force One following Trump's remarks at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in CT.

Joe Lieberman may have a reputation that can help Donald Trump out of a jam - but he also may have a conflict of interest that gets in the way, namely his work for a Trump-connected law firm. Mr Lieberman testified in support of Mr Sessions at his January confirmation hearing. He was Al Gore's vice presidential running mate in 2000 and retired from the Senate in 2012. Mr Lieberman lost his 2006 Democratic primary bid but won Senate re-election as a third-party candidate. He backed Republican presidential nominee John McCain in 2008, angering many of his former Democratic colleagues by endorsing him at the Republican National Convention. John McCain and Lindsey Graham is the Democratic base's equivalent of a Tea Party candidate hosting a Planned Parenthood fundraiser. He has spent part of his time as the co-chairman of a group called No Labels that seeks solutions by both political parties.

Trump also met with former Oklahoma Gov.

McConnell says a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into the Russian effort to affect the election will also proceed. John Cornyn, R-Texas; Alice Fisher, the former head of the Justice Department's criminal division; and Michael Garcia, a former USA attorney from Manhattan. Frank Keating, FBI acting director Andrew McCabe and Richard McFeely, a former top FBI official.

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