Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Former Gov. Keating To Be Interviewed For FBI Director Position

Former Gov. Keating To Be Interviewed For FBI Director Position

"He will meet with four more: Andrew McCabe, Frank Keating, Richard McFeely and Joe Lieberman".

White House spokesperson Sean Spicer said Lieberman is among candidates being interviewed position vacated by the firing of James Comey last week by President Trump.

On Monday, Spicer told reporters that the process to replace fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey was being "driven by the Department of Justice" and that Trump would conduct interviews once there were recommendations.

Lieberman served in the Senate for more than two decades and was the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2000 with then-Vice President Al Gore.

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Lieberman served 24 years as a CT senator before retiring in 2013.

Healy said Wednesday that he passed along his thoughts to Justin Clark, the West Hartford resident who now works for Trump in the White Office of Intergovernmental Relations. John McCain in his race against Barack Obama in 2008.

He spends some time at a Manhattan law firm and helps lead No Labels, an organization devoted to promoting bipartisanship - a Lieberman calling card.

Lieberman now works at the law firm that often represents Trump, Kasowitz.

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A White House official told Fox News last week that they are working "quickly and expeditiously" and doing their "due diligence". The firing also came as Comey was leading investigations into allegations that the Trump campaign and transition team had inappropriate contacts with Russian Federation.

Several other candidates have withdrawn from consideration, including Rep. Trey Gowdy and Sen.

Former Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher, who was interviewed at the Department of Justice on Saturday, withdrew her name from the shortlist on Wednesday, according to a source familiar with her conversations.

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