Trump Considering Former Senator Joe Lieberman for FBI Director


White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says President Trump is now interviewing candidates to replace former FBI Director James Comey.

One of whom is former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman.

Spicer made the comment during a briefing on Air Force One while coming back from Trump's commencement address to Coast Guard cadets.

He said "the president will continue to meet with candidates for FBI director", but an administration official told NBC that today begins the first of his meetings.

Other candidates being looked at are acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating and former top FBI official Richard McFeely.

When asked about the new director, Trump promised the decision would be made quickly.

"Almost all of them are very well-known; they've been vetted over their lifetime, essentially. But very well-known, highly respected, really talented people and that's what we want for the FBI."

MSNBC asked Lieberman if offered the position, would he accept and he declined giving a straight answer.

"It was unexpected. Not something I was seeking."


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