Trump interviews 4 candidates to post of FBI director

President Donald Trump said Thursday that former Sen. Joe Lieberman was a top candidate for the job.

McCain's comments about Lieberman came after Desjardins said she asked the Arizona Senator about Democrats criticizing Lieberman for a lack of experience related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

November 6, 2016: Trump criticizes Comey's second letter to Congress, saying Clinton was being protected by a "rigged system" and pronouncing her "guilty", despite the FBI's conclusion that criminal charges were unwarranted.

At the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, Rosenstein was briefing the Senate about his decision to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the independent Trump-Russia probe. He was a Democratic candidate for Vice President in 2000 with Al Gore and ran for president in 2004.

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In recent testimony before Congress, Mr. McCabe rejected the White House criticism that rank-and-file agents had lost faith in Mr. Comey.

Lieberman retired from the U.S. Senate in January 2013.

Lieberman told Slate in June 2016 that he would support a "security test" - not a "religious test" - on immigrants coming into the country.

Lieberman has helped the Trump administration, though.

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"I'm one of those people, and there are a lot of us, who don't quite feel comfortable either way yet", Lieberman said in announcing his choice. During the 2016 presidential election, he endorsed former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

"I think the process is going to go quickly". He was the lead agent on the Oklahoma City federal building bombing case in 1995, when Keating was governor, and he was the FBI's on-scene commander after the September 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon. There was confusion during the day surrounding Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser who has emerged as a central figure because of his own ties to Russian Federation, which led to his dismissal early on in the Trump administration.

A day earlier, Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of SC also said he didn't want to be considered. John Cornyn, both Republicans; Alice Fisher, the former head of the Justice Department's Criminal Division; and Michael Garcia, a former US attorney from Manhattan.

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