Former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman On Trump's Short List For FBI Director

Opposition Democrats immediately accused Trump of seeking to impede the FBI's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, which extended to activities of White House national security advisor Michael Flynn, who was sacked in February for making misleading statements about his Russian contacts. The current odds-on favorite seems to be Joseph Lieberman, the former Independent United States Senator from CT and former Democratic Party vice-presidential nominee. And more to the point, it is not as if there is no one else qualified to do this job. I'm somebody who spent a lot of time in law enforcement. He also disputed the administration's characterization of the investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and Trump associates.

The Vermont Independent said Friday the next Federal Bureau of Investigation chief should be someone who isn't perceived as a political pick, the Washington Examiner reported.

Another prominent potential candidate was Merrick Garland, a judge who entered the spotlight when former President Barack Obama nominated him for the then vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat.

Momentum slowed Friday on the expected nomination of former Connecticut Sen.

There are at least three reasons why.

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He was the lead agent on the Oklahoma City federal building bombing case in 1995, when Keating was governor, and he was the FBI's on-scene commander after the September 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon.

NBC News' Hans Nichols reports there will be no new FBI Director named today. The job typically consists of serving one 10-year term, but at 75 years of age, critics may question whether or not Lieberman can do it. The Gore-Lieberman ticket was ultimately unsuccessful against George W. Bush, in a hotly disputed general election.

HORSLEY: Now, Lieberman left the Democratic Party back in 2006 after he was challenged on the left for supporting the Iraq War. Lieberman served as CT state attorney general for six years, ending in 1989, but otherwise has held political office. When asked if Lieberman was among the finalists, he said "Yes" emphatically, and anonymous sources have told several news outlets Lieberman is his top choice.

The US media have been questioning alleged ties of the Trump campaign to Russian Federation and exploring the claims that Russian Federation may have influenced the 2016 presidential election.

Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican from ME, says Lieberman is a "person of unquestioned integrity and that's what we need." Sen.

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