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FBI director candidates paraded past reporters

19 May 2017

President Trump is considering former senator Joe Lieberman, I-Connecticut, as a candidate for the position of FBI Director, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced Wednesday.

President Trump will interview former Sen.

Joe Lieberman Wednesday afternoon to replace fired FBI Director James Comey. He has said during hearings that there is no evidence Russian hackers changed any vote tallies in the election, while maintaining they are highly confident the country interfered with the goal of getting Trump elected.

"That includes Sen. Lieberman", the aide added.

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Only Mr. McCabe was on the list of names the Justice Department previously provided as candidates who had met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Trump has said he could make a "fast decision" on who will take over the top role at the nation's premier law enforcement agency - perhaps even deciding before he leaves for a foreign trip Friday.

In recent happenings, the New York Times reports a memo drafted by Comey claimed Trump tried to get the Federal Bureau of Investigation to stop investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Gore and Lieberman narrowly lost the disputed 2000 election to Republican George W. Bush, and the CT senator mounted his own unsuccessful bid for the Democratic nomination in 2004.

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Lieberman became an independent after CT voters defeated him in a Democratic primary, largely a result of his support of the Iraq war.

Lieberman spoke at the 2008 Republican National Convention on behalf of his friend, Arizona Sen. He has served as co-chairman of No Labels, a centrist group that promotes bipartisanship.

Several candidates have withdrawn from consideration: Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; Cornyn; Alice Fisher, the former head of the Justice Department's criminal division; and Michael Garcia, a former USA attorney from Manhattan. John Cornyn of Texas, both Republicans; Alice Fisher, the former head of the Justice Department's criminal division; and Michael Garcia, a former US attorney from Manhattan.

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FBI director candidates paraded past reporters