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Joe Lieberman, FBI?

May 18, 2017 By Staff
Joe Lieberman, FBI?

Washington, D.C. is abuzz with the news that Connecticut's Joe Lieberman is in the running to lead the FBI.

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), a past vice presidential nominee and presidential candidate, is a finalist to lead President Trump’s FBI, according to reports on Wednesday.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was the first to drop the news:

Trump will meet Wednesday with Lieberman and other candidates, including acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating, and former top FBI official Richard McFeely, Spicer added.

According to NBC News, Lieberman told MSNBC the news was “unexpected.”

Ironically enough, the news came on a day the president was in Connecticut. An embattled Trump told U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduates that “[n]o politician in history … has been treated worse or more unfairly” than him.

Trump is looking for a new FBI director because he fired James Comey last week.

Lieberman could gain the support of Democrats in the U.S. Senate who have to confirm him. He used to caucus with the party, despite ruffling feathers over his 2006 challenge to Democratic nominee Ned Lamont and his 2008 endorsement of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) over then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL).