Joe Lieberman Emerges As "Frontrunner" For FBI Director Post

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With Joe Lieberman emerging as a potential candidate for the FBI Director post only over the past 48 hours, Trump delivered another surprise today when he told reporters that he is "very close" to making his choice, with multiple officials telling NBC News and CNN that the former Democratic senator is now the current "frontrunner" for the job. The president later confirmed that Lieberman has emerged as his pick to replace Comey, telling reporters in the Oval Office, “he is.”

Trump also told reporters he could pick a new FBI director as early as tomorrow.

Previously Trump promised that the process to replace former FBI director would go "very quickly," with the White House hoping to announce the decision before the president departed for his first trip abroad on Friday, with Saudi Arabia as Trump's first offshore destination.

According to NBC, on Wednesday, Trump met with Lieberman, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating, and former top FBI official Richard McFeely.

According to The Hill, Lieberman would be an unusual pick for the job — past FBI chiefs have either worked at the bureau or served as a federal judge or prosecutor. He was attorney general of Connecticut before being elected to the Senate in 1988.

The former Democratic vice presidential nominee currently works at the law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres in New York – the same firm as Trump's attorney Marc Kasowitz.

Lieberman, a former career democrat who endorsed Hillary for president in 2016, declined to respond when asked by MSNBC if he would accept the job should it be offered.

Why would Trump cross the aisle for this key post? NBC notes that Trump picking Lieberman to be FBI director could get votes from senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who are close to the former Democratic politician. Lieberman backed McCain over Obama in 2008.

On "Meet the Press" this past Sunday, Graham said it was important for the FBI pick to come from "within" the FBI ranks or who has "no political background."

 

It was a sentiment echoed by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, who holds Lieberman's old Senate seat, who said on "Morning Joe" that he respects Lieberman but many people want someone for FBI Director who doesn't come from a political background.

 

"I hold Senator Lieberman's seat, he's no pushover, as both parties know. He's been a pain in the butt to both Republicans and Democrats during his time both in and out of the Senate," Murphy said. "I think the question is whether you want someone with a political pedigree or whether you want someone with a law enforcement pedigree. And I think there's a lot of people on both sides of the aisle that are looking for someone who doesn't come from the political realm."

Will Trump's core supporters approve the president's decision should he pick Lieberman? Probably not, but at this point Trump has flopped on so many issues, most may not even notice.

It seems the market is buying it too.

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Chupacabra-322's picture

Dystopian Times my friends.

Shlomo Scheckelstein's picture

Way to go Lieberman!! Now we can make some policy changes and arrest the guilty

Badsamm's picture

I just threw up in my mouth

Philo Beddoe's picture

God as my witness...I just laughed out loud when I read the headline. Swamp. If anybody uses that term again when referrring to Drump's drainage abilities I am going to take a 2x4 to their head. 

Squid Viscous's picture

obviously Drumpf struck a deal with Wet Start McCain and Lynnsey, plus who knows 

maybe that little bitch Rubio...

sad ...

 

Giant Meteor's picture

Neocon's for the win. The globalist solution ..

Herr Deux's picture

Aye. That isn't a 7-D chess move.

nightshiftsucks's picture

Maybe Trump has dirt on him so he can be forced to do what Trump wants,but yeah sounds crazy.

eatapeach's picture

Yah, it's the same FBI that taped Jane Harman selling out to Israel. Shit like that will get swept under the rug even quicker if he gets the spot. Cuh-razy!

Great Deceivah's picture

I thought this decrepit, corrupt and flip-flopping Joo had died.. remember when he switched parties?

wtf... 

Squid Viscous's picture

Hadassah is a real looker too, when she takes off her wig, dentures and full length hasid approved skirt

YOWZA!

Bigly's picture

She is one fugly old crone, for sure

:-)

birddog27's picture

Is this an onion story?  WTH?

Jacksons Ghost's picture

Trump, don't be a fool. 

Squid Viscous's picture

lol, draining the (((swamp)))

Mr. Universe's picture

Actually the swamp wasn't drained per say but more that selected creatures have been removed and replaced with more squid. Nasty little buggers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Fkl312lldQ

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Was Droopy Dog not available?

Squid Viscous's picture

last time I saw a mouth like that, it had a hook in it,

and was about to meet my fillet knife.

E.F. Mutton's picture

Keep America Kosher

Fuck.

Philo Beddoe's picture

Curious to see what our new friend Shlomo has to say about this. 

WTFUD's picture

Talk about scraping the barrel!

BustainMovealota's picture

All in Jew Boy,, without a doubt.

John Law Lives's picture

No!  This can not be real news.  Don't pick that schlub.

roadhazard's picture

I thought that clown had retired.

wcvarones's picture

You misheard. He retarded.

Squid Viscous's picture

lol or, we "That's All Folks!" 'd some folks

 

Bay of Pigs's picture

I'm ready to come live in Asia like you.

This country is completely fucked up.

E.F. Mutton's picture

I'm taking a long holiday to Thailand this fall.

Now I'm wondering if I will want to come back.  Not kidding.

Squid Viscous's picture

Costa Rica, or Panama...

my two cents

Consuelo's picture

 

 

Costa Rica be cool.   At least 'ole Uncle Jim Willie is down there for good company.

Bay of Pigs's picture

I love Thailand. Might be there then myself.

Bigly's picture

I am bolting from CT.

However, instead of the usual US suspects, i am seriously considering leaving the US. We are full retard. I strongly suspect we will never ever recover 25% of what we already lost....

The problem is ...as everyone knows here...there are not superior places elsewhere in all aspects.  Pros and cons to other locales based on what one is looking for.

 

I want 1955 USA.  Anyone know of that spot?

SixIsNinE's picture

but we've got way cooler stuff than 1955.

and way better brews & buds ...

'n free shipping from the chinks...

and free youtube...

not so bad here...stay clear of libtardvilles & such ....

plus the VA is offering free tranny changes too, 

did you get a look at Chelsea Manning's new look?     cough cough

take that Thai ladyboys!

 

Philo Beddoe's picture

Why not Mexico? 

Oh yeah, the Wall. Since we all know that will not happen just walk in and out as you wish. 

 

Mr. Schmilkies's picture

Not exactly an FBI professional.

Dg4884's picture

ah hell, you're looking at it the wrong way.  It just speeds up the call to arms.

hangemhigh77's picture

Oh my GOD!! Are you fucking kidding me? This guy is a total psychopath. Wtf Trump. Get the fuck RID of the FBI it's totally corrupt and useless.

RSDallas's picture

Liiiiberrrman!!  Ohhhhhhh myyyyyyy gaaaaaad!

Ferrari's picture

Why not just appoint McCain as Secretary of Defense, Graham as Attorney General, and be done with it? Go full apostasy, go yuuuuuge!

scoutshonor's picture

It would be perfect if they held the swearing in ceremony...

...in a hot tub.  Live from New York, It's Saturday night.  May be Al Gore could hold the Bible.

Omega_Man's picture

I told you a jew would be in charge

StreetObserver's picture

We supported Trump from the very beginning.

Thousands of posts in his favor, fistfights in the street for him.

We defended him against thick and thin.

If President Trump appoints Eeyore the Asshole Lieberman to anything,

we will totally walk away from Trump and join his enemies.

tmosley's picture

Walk away yes, join his enemies no. They have to die.

Blankone's picture

But Trump is the greater enemy. His supports just do not want to see. Even after all his betrayals they still support him.