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

Trump interviews 4 candidates to post of FBI director


Former Sen. Joe Lieberman testifies on behalf of David Friedman in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on February 16.

The list also includes FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former Governor of Oklahoma Frank Keating and the FBI's Executive Assistant Director Richard McFeely. Comey is expected to testify before the House Oversight Committee next Wednesday.

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and Attorney General Jeff Sessions recommended Sen.

"Now more than ever, the country needs a well-credentialed, independent FBI Director", Cornyn said in a statement on Tuesday.

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He offered to furnish a "record" of the Trump-diplomats meeting in the Oval Office if the White House desired it. Given his background having served under Republican President George W.


As a former governor, Keating could also be considered a politician, but he also has Justice Department credentials, having worked as an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, USA attorney and associate attorney general. The president has suggested he hopes to name Comey's successor before he departs Friday for his first overseas trip as president.

Spicer was quoted by various media outlets during a briefing on Air Force One as the president returned to Washington after speaking at the commencement of the US Coast Guard Academy.

Of those on the latest list, Lieberman might be the most controversial - even though he identified as a Democrat for most of his political career and was even the party's nominee for vice president in 2000.

Lieberman, 75, was a Democrat before becoming an independent senator from CT.

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Lieberman gave a thumbs-up to reporters camped out on the White House driveway and said "It was a good meeting".

Lieberman spoke at the 2008 Republican National Convention on behalf of his friend, Arizona Sen.

McCabe became acting director following the May 9 firing of Comey. The disclosure had lawmakers on Capitol Hill demanding to see the memos and hear directly from Comey.

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