Trump interviews 4 candidates to post of FBI director

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The former CT senator was a veteran Democrat and the party's vice presidential nominee in 2000, though he bucked the party in 2008 and endorsed GOP Sen. Flynn has figured prominently in the FBI investigation into Russian Federation and the election.

Several candidates have withdrawn from consideration: Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; Cornyn; Alice Fisher, the former head of the Justice Department's criminal division; and Michael Garcia, a former USA attorney from Manhattan. "This is a moment for someone with a law enforcement background".

The Trump White House is under pressure to find a candidate who is likely to win Senate approval quickly and without controversy, and time is short for him to do so before leaving on his nine-day foreign trip.

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.

"Almost all of [the candidates] are very well-known; they've been vetted over their lifetime, essentially", Trump explained of the selection process to the media on May 13, according to NBC News.

There are at least three reasons why. With an unpredictable political record, Lieberman may not totally please either side of the aisle. The 75-year-old was Connecticut's attorney general in the 1980s, and presidential nominee Al Gore's running mate in the hotly contested 2000 election. The two were defeated by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

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He endorsed John McCain for president during the 2008 Republican National Convention and was listed in Senate records as an "Independent Democrat" as of 2007.

Lieberman served as Connecticut's attorney general from 1983 to 1989 before being elected to represent CT in the Senate from 1989 to 2013.

As the apparent front-runner for FBI Director, Lieberman seems to enjoy more support from Republicans than Democrats. The White House said Friday that Trump will not announce a candidate before he leaves the country.

The presidents move came days after Comey testified in Capitol Hill about the FBIs investigation into Russias meddling into the USA elections and a possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Donald Trump seems to have found his choice to replace Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey on May 18!

And of course Comey had been leading the FBI's investigation into Russian meddling in last year's election and possible ties to the Trump campaign.

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