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Sat May 20, 2017, 11:19 PM

FBI Director Candidate Joe Lieberman connected to Trump Benghazi attack ringleader.

As President Donald Trump escaped Washington on Friday for his first overseas trip, the White House announced that he wasn't yet ready to reveal his pick to replace James Comey, the FBI director he brazenly fired the previous week. But one name on his list appeared to be ahead of the others: former Sen. Joe Lieberman, the onetime Democrat who was Vice President Al Gore's running mate in the 2000 presidential campaign.

Lieberman may not be an odd choice for Trump. He finished up his Senate career as an independent. [b]Perhaps more important, since leaving the Senate in 2013, Lieberman has been a senior counsel at the Kasowitz Benson Torres law firm, which has defended Trump in numerous disputes over the years. But as a member of that law firm, Lieberman also had the unusual job of promoting and representing a Libyan businessman and politician who tried to court an alleged terrorist accused of leading the 2012 attack on the Benghazi compound that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

In Lieberman's final days as a senator, a reporter asked him if he would become a lobbyist. "No, I'm not going to do that," he replied. But in November 2013, as Politico reported at the time, his law firm signed up as a foreign agent for Basit Igtet, a Libyan businessman and activist who was considering running for prime minister in Libya. Igtet made his money through assorted ventures in Switzerland, where his family had sought exile. He married Sara Bronfman, the daughter of Edgar Bronfman, who had been the billionaire chairman of Seagram and the president of the World Jewish Congress. The foreign agent registration form filed at the Justice Department noted that Lieberman would be part of the team handling this $100,000 project that would provide "government relations services" to Igtet.


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Sat May 20, 2017, 11:38 PM

1. Unbelieveable!


This outing of Lieberman's dirty deals is why every name Trump puts on his list quietly declines the offer.

They are all so deep in back channel deals with the most unscroupulous people around the world.

Organized crime, cronyism, money.. & they have so much dirt on each other that they are all owned.

This figures about right for Lieberman. Ugh

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Sat May 20, 2017, 11:54 PM

2. Trump may be having a terrible time finding anyone willing to work for him.

Especially anyone who understands law enforcement and that the job is working for boss who obstructs justice and brags about it. Good luck Donnie.

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