Lieberman is FBI front-runner
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.