Trump interviews four candidates for post of FBI director

Trump interviews four candidates for post of FBI director

Late previous year, Lieberman public defended David Friedman, Trump's pick for USA ambassador to Israel, over comments that Friedman had made about some Jewish-American leaders. He was the northeastern state's attorney general from 1983-88, and also served 10 years in the CT state senate.

Lieberman gave a thumbs-up to reporters camped out on the White House driveway and said "It was a good meeting".

"If you're asked by a president, when the focus of my life has been public service, " Lieberman said, "you really have to give it the most serious consideration - and I did give the United Nations ambassadorship serious consideration".

Trump reportedly hopes to make an announcement before Friday when he leaves for his first foreign trip.

In addition to Lieberman, the president will meet with former Oklahoma governor Frank Keating, who worked previously as a US attorney and as the No. 3 official in the Justice Department; Richard McFeely, a former FBI official who spent more than two decades in the bureau; and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who has taken over for Comey in the short term. McCabe became acting director after Trump fired James Comey as director last week.

Lieberman now works at NY law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres, which has represented Trump. Comey is expected to testify before the House Oversight Committee next Wednesday.

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Lieberman almost became the nation's first Jewish vice president, as he and Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore lost the contested 2000 election to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

Lieberman a 75-year-old an Orthodox Jew, was the Democratic nominee for vice president in 2000, the first Jewish candidate on a presidential ticket.

In 2008, Lieberman endorsed Republican John McCain. John McCain and Lindsey Graham is the Democratic base's equivalent of a Tea Party candidate hosting a Planned Parenthood fundraiser. He has served as co-chairman of No Labels, a centrist group that promotes bipartisanship.

Keating, a Republican, was a two-term governor in Oklahoma and led the state during the deadly 1995 bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City.

In an interview with The Courant before he left the Senate, Lieberman said that he was secretly considered for jobs under then-President George W. Bush. Comey was overseeing the FBI's investigation into Russia's role in the presidential election, including ties between Russian government officials and Trump associates.

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