Sen. Joe Lieberman is Trump's pick to lead Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to reports

On Wednesday, after he met with Trump to discuss potentially taking fired FBI Director Jim Comey's job, the president signaled his preference for the former CT senator, aides told Politico.

McCabe is the current acting FBI director and came to the defense of ousted FBI director James Comey by disagreeing with the White House's claim the latter had lost the support of the bureau.

Lieberman, the left-leaning Democratic Party's vice presidential nominee in 2000 who later was re-elected to the Senate as an independent, met with Trump on Wednesday at the White House.

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 talks with Russian officials.

Speaking to reporters at an off the record lunch, and reiterating the comments on camera moments later, Trump called former Sen.

Lawmakers of both parties sought to question him about President Trump's firing last week of FBI Director James Comey, which was followed by news that President Trump had shared secrets with the Russians and tried to stop Comey from investigating former presidential adviser Michael Flynn.

The Senate must confirm whomever Trump nominates for the job.

On the other hand, if you're looking for incompetence, bias, and general inability to slot crime A onto suspect B, Lieberman is a top notch candidate.

In 1998, Lieberman gave a scathing critique of President Bill Clinton over his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky on the floor of the Senate. According to The Washington Post, attorney Mark Kasowitz of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP (where Lieberman serves as senior counsel) represented Trump in challenging the 2016 report from The New York Times in which several women accused Trump of sexual assault.

Lieberman, who retired from the Senate in 2013, now works at the same law firm as longtime Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz. "It's special", Trump said later Thursday at a joint news conference with Santos.

Lieberman seemed to agree with the sentiment, as he was photographed leaving the White House with a big thumbs up.

"We'll get rid of the smoke and see where the actual issues lie", said Sen.

But the idea of having Lieberman replace Comey did not engender much enthusiasm among Senate Democrats.

After serving the Democratic party for years, Lieberman spoke at the 2008 Republican National Convention - still as an Independent - on behalf of then-presidential candidate John McCain. He also publicly disagreed with Trump's so-called Muslim ban.

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