Trump interviews 4 candidates to post of FBI director

Posted May 19, 2017

Mr. Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with Lieberman at the White House on Wednesday. Sen.

President Trump made a huge mistake by not firing Obama-appointed James Comey on Day 1. And asked if Lieberman, the Democrat-turned-independent senator from CT was a top candidate, Trump said yes. "I don't know if I've said it before".

Lieberman retired from the Senate in 2013.

The media won't be thrilled with someone like Joe Lieberman, who's considered the front-runner.

Selecting Mr. Lieberman-who served in the Senate as a Democrat and then as an independent, and.

Among their concerns was Lieberman's past praise of Michael Flynn, Trump's first national security adviser, who was sacked in February after misleading officials about his conversations with Russian officials. He lost his 2006 Democratic primary bid but won re-election as a third party candidate. He backed Republican presidential nominee John McCain in 2008, angering many of his former Democratic colleagues by endorsing him at the Republican National Convention.

President Donald Trump is considering former Connecticut Sen.

"If they wanted me, I certainly would be honored, but I really don't think that's going to happen", Keating told The Oklahoman after his interview. He has served as co-chairman of No Labels, a centrist group that promotes bipartisanship.

Keating, a Republican, was a two-term governor in Oklahoma and led the state during the deadly 1995 bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City. He also was the US attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma and served in a law enforcement position in Washington during the administration of former President Ronald Reagan.

The firing drew instant criticism from both sides of the aisle, as Comey was overseeing the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and any possible links between the Trump camp and Russian Federation during the campaign.

South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy was considered a heavy favorite among Trump's base, but withdrew from consideration, saying he's not the right person for the job.