Democrats Oppose Lieberman as FBI Director
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 18,2017. And asked if Lieberman, the Democrat-turned-independent senator from CT was his top pick, Trump said yes. Besides being Connecticut’s US senator for 14 years, Lieberman unsuccessfully ran for the presidency, was Al Gore’s running mate and was considered a vice presidential possibility when Sen.
Former Sen. Joe Lieberman leaves the West Wing of the White House after meeting with President Donald Trump on May 17, 2017 in Washington. He also disputed the administration’s characterization of an investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump White House. Current acting director Andrew McCabe and former Oklahoma Gov.
The selection comes one day after the Justice Department announced the appointment of a special counsel to oversee the FBI’s investigation into Russian election interference, which includes exploring any ties between Trump associates and Moscow.
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.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for incompetence, bias, and general inability to slot crime A onto suspect B, Lieberman is a top notch candidate. Sherrod Brown. Lieberman is now a senior counsel at the NY law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres Friedman LLP, which has represented Trump for years.
Lieberman served in the Senate from 1989 through 2013.
“I hope (Lieberman) gets chosen, “said Sen”. In a peculiar twist, that election ended in a manner similar to Trump’s, with the Gore/Lieberman Democratic ticket winning the popular vote by more than half a million votes but losing the electoral college. Dick Durbin (Ill.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) trashed the idea of Lieberman, or any politician, being in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a senior Democratic aide who was in the private meeting. The firm has represented Trump for years, which could present a sticking point for both Democrats and Republicans during a potential confirmation. Lieberman ran for president in 2004. In 2000, he was Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore’s running mate. John McCain, and did not seek re-election in 2012.
The former Democratic vice-presidential nominee, 75, is one of three finalists for the post, which traditionally has a 10-year term.