Who Are the Top Candidates to Replace James Comey as FBI Director?

"This is a moment where we need a law enforcement professional that's never campaigned for a presidential candidate, never campaigned for office, never worn a party label to head the FBI", McCaskill said.

Press Secretary Sean Spicer informed reporters about the meetings as Trump flew to Washington after addressing U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduates in CT.

Joe Lieberman may have a reputation that can help Donald Trump out of a jam - but he also may have a conflict of interest that gets in the way, namely his work for a Trump-connected law firm. White House press secretary Sean Spicer says President Donald Trump will be meeting l.

The meetings came more than a week after Trump fired James Comey from his post as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Frank Keating was interviewed Wednesday by President Donald Trump for the FBI's top job but said he does not expect to be chosen. Mr. Lieberman, 75 years old, served as attorney general in CT before his election to the Senate in 1988, but has no federal law-enforcement experience, unlike past FBI directors.

MSNBC caught up with Lieberman and asked the former senator whether or not would accept the position should the Trump administration offer it to him.

In 1998, Lieberman gave a scathing critique of President Bill Clinton over his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky on the floor of the Senate.

Lieberman has said little publicly in the past 24 hours as news has swirled about his possible nomination.

Spicer spoke aboard Air Force One following Trump's remarks at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in CT.

Lieberman served in the Senate for more than two decades and was the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2000 with Al Gore, then the sitting vice president.

McCabe became acting director following Comey's dismissal May 9.

Most recently, one of the firm's partners, Marc Kasowitz, threatened to sue The New York Times for running a story about women who accused Trump of sexual assault.

Trump said he found Lieberman "agreeable", during the interview, CNN reported, citing a source.

Massachusetts Democratic congressman Seth Moulton says Rosenstein didn't "do a lot to bolster our confidence in him".

Lieberman has run for a number of political jobs, including, unsuccessfully, president of the United States.

The president's nominee must be confirmed in the Senate, where Democrats and some Republicans have fiercely criticised Comey's firing. After losing the Senate primary in part because of Connecticut Democrats' betrayal and unwillingness to support a so-called moderate, Lieberman ran as an Independent and won by 10 percentage points.

Special counsel appointed to run the Russian Federation investigation. Keating earned a law degree from OU, and has also worked under former presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

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