Lieber­man is FBI front-run­ner

New York Daily News - - NEWS - Cameron Joseph

WASH­ING­TON — Pres­i­dent Trump said that he’s close to pick­ing a new FBI di­rec­tor — and Joe Lieber­man is his top choice right now.

“We’re very close to an FBI di­rec­tor,” the Pres­i­dent said dur­ing an event in the Oval Of­fice said, giv­ing an em­phatic “yes” when asked if Lieber­man was among the fi­nal­ists.

Lieber­man (pic­tured) is a former Demo­cratic se­na­tor from Con­necti­cut who was the party’s 2000 vice pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee be­fore be­ing forced out of the party by a pri­mary chal­lenger over his sup­port for the Iraq War. But just be­cause he’s a former Demo­crat doesn’t mean he’ll face an easy con­fir­ma­tion process. Lieber­man has worked for years for the law firm that has long rep­re­sented Trump, Ka­sowitz, Ben­son, Tor­res & Fried­man. He failed to state that pub­licly as he vouched for a pair of top Trump nom­i­nees, speak­ing at con­fir­ma­tion hear­ings on be­half of Ed­u­ca­tion Sec­re­tary Betsy DeVos and U.S. Am­bas­sador to Is­rael David Fried­man, who was Trump’s long­time at­tor­ney and Lieber­man’s co-worker.

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