New York Times: Lieberman Is a Finalist for F.B.I. Director, Trump Says
President Trump, 24 hours from his self-imposed deadline for picking a new F.B.I. director, told reporters on Thursday that he was “very close” to choosing a successor to James B. Comey, and he named Joseph I. Lieberman, the former Democratic senator and vice-presidential nominee, as a finalist.
But members of Mr. Trump’s staff — alarmed by his rapid embrace of Mr. Lieberman, a charming 75-year-old political operator with no federal law enforcement experience — have quietly urged him to take more time to make such a critical hire. By late Thursday, the president appeared increasingly likely to leave Friday for a nine-day foreign trip without picking a new director, according to three senior administration officials speaking on the condition of anonymity.
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WNU Editor: Many Democrats are saying no .... Senate Democrats reject Lieberman for FBI director (Politico). Other possible choices .... On Trump Shortlist for FBI Chief: Lieberman, Townsend, Lee (Bloomberg). What's my take .... Joe Lieberman is a 75 year old former Democrat-Independent Senator and the running mate for Vice President Gore in the 2000 election ..... who has no low enforcement experience. For him to be the next FBI Director .... hmmmm .... there has to be someone better.
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