Joe Lieberman "No Longer Being Considered" For FBI Director: Report

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Just days after it was reported that the frontrunner to replace James Comey as head of the FBI was career democrat Joe Lieberman, it now appears that Trump has gotten cold feet about installing a career democrat as head of an agency that has become rather "sensitive" for the White House in recent weeks, and according to CNN the team tasked by Trump with finding a new director for the FBI "is resetting its search" with Reuters reporting that according to CNN, Joe Lieberman is "no longer being considered for FBI director."

As we reported previously, Trump last week said that he was "very close" to choosing a new FBI director to replace James Comey, and that Joe Lieberman had emerged as a "frontrunner." But, as CNN reported on Wednesday, "Trump has since decided he wants to see a broader range of candidates for the job, the official said." One potential reason as discussed yesterday, is that Lieberman is a partner at the same law firm as Marc Kasowitz, whom Trump has reportedly hires as his private counsel on matters related to the Russian prove. 

Meanwhile, AG Jeff Sessions has been interviewing candidates for the job, including acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former congressman and FBI special agent Mike Rogers, and Fran Townsend, former Homeland Security adviser to President George W. Bush.

Trump has read reports and recommendations from the interviews and met with a few leading candidates himself, a senior White House official has told CNN. There is no set number of finalists that the President has pledged to interview personally.

Of further note: several candidates, including former Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher, Associate Judge Michael Garcia of the New York Court of Appeals, career FBI official Richard McFeely, Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn and South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy, have already removed themselves from consideration. Trump had hoped to announce Comey's replacement prior to his departure for his first international trip, but that scheduled was obviously derailed. As of this moment, it is no longer clear what the expected timing on the FBI successfion planning is.

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spastic_colon's picture

this just in...."No One Being Considered For Anything"....fake story at 11

chubbar's picture

Please pick someone with the balls to go after Clinton, IRS, Pedo gate and Seth Rich!!!!

Check out the news on Seth. The bar owner visited the White house 4 days before Seth was killed!

tmosley's picture

Peanutz lost their life savings on the prediction markets with this one.

Killtruck's picture

Gowdy or Bust!

Let that Carolina Pitbull off his chain.  

limpinalien69's picture

Trump the antiisemite has something against a great tribe member. AIPAC, ADL, bla bla, get this agent Orange blackmailed ASAP.


Make Israel Great

J S Bach's picture

Hey, Agent Orange!  If you want to save any kind of face with the suckers who voted for you... choose Trey Gowdy! (He's the closest thing we've got to Judge Roy Bean.)

Byte Me's picture

Since everyone here has an opinion, here's my suggestion for the job:

Judge Jeanine Pirro

Either FBI top job or clean house @ Langley.

(Either way, she'll get much better airtime than the last twatz)

JSBach1's picture

How about someone who is willing to remove Andrew McCabe as first order of business, followed by a thorough review of all the *closed* investigations involving certain high-ranking individuals, those that seemed to have died in *unusual* circumstances, and any staffers who might have abruptly left the country having unusually high-paying salaries while employed in DC?

gladih8r's picture

There should be plenty of candidates who are

a. Competent,

b. NOT ok with Status Quo and

c. US and only US citizens

NoDebt's picture

I'm hoping this Lieberman appointment story was always bullshit all along.  When I first heard he was likely to be chosen I think my head spun around like in 'The Exorcist'.  I know for sure I projectile vomited- that much I remember- but I can't be certain my head did a full 360 at the same time.


JRobby's picture

It had to be. What law enforcement experience does he have? They could have come up with an even poorer choice because they do have that capacity to "go full retard"

Nice Try Lao Che's picture

Lieberman is like a hebrew Barney Fife.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Yeah, Trump just threw it out there to mess with them. Kinda funny actually because it probably was a sigh of relief for them, thinking that they would have someone who would not investigate their crimes, only to be dashed to the rocks. Is former Sheriff Joe Arpaio available? That would be interesting.

roadhazard's picture

Gowdy loves his fifteen minutes.

chunga's picture

I nominate Julian Assange and the first orders of business are the murders of Seth Rich and LaVoy Finicum.

(^^ highly recommended 90 minutes despite the very curious source)

Consuelo's picture





And the re-visiting & prosecution of Feinstein, Horiuchi and the entire command structure from top to bottom, of the Waco masacre.    And the flash-bang baby crib debacle, and the Murrah building Farce, and...    Well, we're just getting started, right...?

BorisTheBlade's picture

Breaking: "Nothing Crazy Happens!!!" ... story at 12

Bill of Rights's picture

Never was it was fake news...

spastic_colon's picture

"..........a senior White House official has told CNN"

there's the tell.

aeneas01's picture

Bitches - did anyone ever really think Lieberman was in the running?

aeneas01's picture

Damn!  I really thought I was going to be the first to post.....

curbjob's picture

So it took a trip to  Israel and a sit down with Don Netanyahu to hash out the short list ?

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

what not a JU at FBI..what will Jarred think, it is racist antisimetic thats why he was not given the job...Trump needs more ju's just cause.

Max Cynical's picture

I nominate James Kallstrom or Joe DiGenova

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

sherriff JOE from arizona..and see hell come to breakfast.

American Snipper's picture

Sheriff Joe is a great choice, and I always say Crisppy Creme another great choice...

Bytor325's picture

+1 on Sheriff Joe

- 10 On CC

Overfed's picture

Isn't Sheriff Joe like 90 years old?

Yog Soggoth's picture

84 and being charged by the 9th circuit court for disobeying Federal orders not to stop illegal aliens in his own county. This means he could go to jail for trying to protect our border. That makes him a perfect candidate. He is not happy with Obama and his friends.

Max Cynical's picture

Sheriff Joe wouldn't be respected by the rank and file and after watching him on the campaign trail, I sense he may be experiencing some age related health (memory) issues. 

roddy6667's picture

Kallstrom was at the center of the coverup of the US military shooting down TWA Flight 800. He's another puppet of the Deep State.

DuneCreature's picture

Maybe Killary will hire Joe as her lawyer for the lit bonfire in progress.

Oh wait, right asshole, wrong party.


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When the hungry rats start fighting over The Cheeze (c) the shit gets real interesting.

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Feel the heat of the Bernie Torches (c) and watch the pitch of the forks,

Rats come out of the woodwork when The Cheeze (c) is at or on the steak =

This might turn into one great Big Ass Killary Fry (tm) with a side of Child Molesta (c) yet.

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AC_Doctor's picture

Trump had to nominate a Joo to appease this influencers.

JBilyj's picture

Thank Fucking God!

mary mary's picture

Thank you, Mother Universe!

American Snipper's picture

I could not believe Trump even considered this cheese puff for the job...

Davidduke2000's picture

I don't know what asshole recommended this spy, he should be kicked out at once.

wide angle tree's picture

He's too busy trying to make an appointment with the reaper.

Full Court Lugenpresse's picture

Yet another reason to avoid all the bloviating speculation and just wait for an announcement.

Meanwhile, here's a great article about how just how thoroughly corrupt James Comey was, and just how much the Clintons owned him. I didn't know half this stuff before now, well worth a read:

Yen Cross's picture

  Joe Lieberman was shunned by his own[libtard] party and had to run as an independant for his last Senate seat.