According to their reports, former US senator and former Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman is the "frontrunner" to become the new FBI Director. Trump left the meeting "leaning toward the former CT senator", according to the report.
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.
Joe Lieberman gives a "thumbs-up" as he leaves the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
President Trump admitted he thought his firing of FBI Director James Comey would be positively viewed by both sides. The White House has denied that Trump asked the former FBI director to conclude the Flynn investigation and has challenged reports that Trump revealed sensitive information to the two Russian diplomats. Lieberman reportedly met with the president and acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Wednesday. "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".
But several Democratic senators said during a caucus lunch Thursday that they would not support Mr Lieberman, according to a person familiar with the meeting who declined to be identified because the lunch was private. Interestingly, Lieberman is not a Republican.
Like so many of Trump's picks, a Lieberman nomination would no doubt carry some controversy.
Lieberman was considered a rising star in the Democratic Party in 1980, when he lost his first congressional bid. Not because we don't respect Joe Lieberman. During the 2016 election cycle, he joined with Gov. John Huntsman (R., Utah) to advocate for a "national moderate agenda". In 2008, Lieberman endorsed Republican Senator John McCain over Democratic Obama for president.
The former Democratic vice-presidential nominee, 75, is one of three finalists for the post, which traditionally has a 10-year term.
Lieberman, a Democrat who turned Independent until he quit the Senate in 2013, works for a law firm, one of whose partners - Marc Kasowitz - has represented Trump for years. He has served as co-chairman of No Labels, a centrist group that promotes bipartisanship.
When the Los Angeles Times editorialized the other day about replacing Comey, we suggested the next FBI director must be "a professional law enforcement official with an impeccable reputation, familiarity with federal law enforcement, no taint of partisanship and no political, personal or business connection to Trump".
HollywoodLifers, do you think Lieberman will be a good choice?
The statues would be put in storage while the city looks for a suitable place to display them, the mayor has said. The city plans to leave the column where Lee's statue stood intact and will mount public art in its place.
The Boston Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 123-101 to move to within a game of a place in the NBA's eastern conference finals. In the second quarter as Wall air-balled a floater and dipped to 1 for 7 from the floor, his second straight bad shooting start.
Event spokesperson Jeff Darman said Tillis suffered a seizure and was transported to George Washington University Hospital. Thom Tillis said Wednesday he's "fine" after he collapsed during a Washington race and was taken away by ambulance.
Cosby , in the days leading up to his sexual assault trial, is talking publicly about his home life with his wife, Camille. He also said he believed the many sex assault allegations lodged against him were made in effort to sway public opinion.
With the woman in tow, the robber made their way around the home and took several items, including around $1.5 million in jewelry. At 11:30 PM on Tuesday three male suspects knocked on the door to his L. home, police officials told the site.
It is unclear whether Kerr will stay in the locker room during the game, or possibly be somewhere else within Oracle Arena. Brown will continue as acting coach but said Kerr has joined the coaching staff for early meetings the past few days.
Soon you'll be able to order pizza, shop for clothes, or maybe pay your utility bills using Telegram bots. The update includes three major features: video messaging , bot payments , and Instant View ...
The new technology will also go a long way in simplifying how controllers access data relative to the plane they are controlling. At 900 miles, the distance between the two airports is over 10 times bigger than that separating London City and Swanwick.
Zacks Investment Research cut Wal-Mart Stores from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, May 11th. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: This report was originally published by Chaffey Breeze and is the sole property of of Chaffey Breeze.
Another full-back, Danny Rose, remains out. "We've got the team, we've got the belief, so next season hopefully it's our year". To do that, they have to do more than keep their current squad together - they need to invest in it, and strengthen.
A slight chance of a morning shower, then sunny with lower afternoon humidity Wednesday afternoon, high in the mid to high 90's. Hail and high winds were reported in central Kansas and tornadoes and large hail were reported in southwest Kansas on Tuesday .
WannaCrypt renders a computer unusable by encrypting all the files on it and then extorts the user in order to unlock them. Instead of using their skills for mischief, local techies can be tapped in fighting computer viruses and hackers.
The Cabinet official said he will discuss with other members of the economic team - Budget Secretary Benjamin M. People who sell tobacco products in banned places could be jailed for up to three years, the order said.
McConnell says a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into the Russian effort to affect the election will also proceed. He has spent part of his time as the co-chairman of a group called No Labels that seeks solutions by both political parties.
You do not need to do this if you were registered to vote at the European Union referendum, and you have not changed address. Even if it isn't a popular choice, just vote. "The general election registration deadline is fast approaching".
US President Donald Trump meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, next to Russian Ambassador to the U.S. McMaster called Trump's discussion with Russian diplomats "wholly appropriate".
Canada's Eugenie Bouchard also made it through after Germany's Angelique Kerber retired in the second set of their match . The Spaniard will meet seventh seed Kei Nishikori who subdued the challenge of Diego Schwartzman 1-6, 6-0, 6-4.
Kesler and linemates Jakob Silfverberg and Andrew Cogliano did a stellar defensive job against Connor McDavid in the second round. The Predators have advanced largely on the strength of their stellar corps of defensemen in front of Rinne.
Mrs Lekhi said, AAP misled public and broke their trust and people of the national capital are fed-up with Delhi government. The AAP has dismissed his charges as a "conspiracy" by the BJP and accused the latter party of shooting from his shoulders.
Green had participated in the arrest of two men Friday night who were suspected of conducting a drug deal inside a auto . An East Liverpool Police officer overdosed after responding to a drug-related call Friday night, WKBN reported .