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Wed May 24, 2017, 09:03 AM

Trump administration hits reset in FBI director search

Source: CNN



(CNN)The team tasked by the White House with finding a new director for the FBI is resetting its search, a senior administration official told CNN.

President Donald Trump said last week that he was "very close" to choosing a new FBI director to replace James Comey, who was leading the investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia and was fired earlier this month. The circumstances surrounding the firing have attracted broad attention, with senators calling for an unimpeachable, nonpartisan appointment to the position designed to be a 10-year term.

At one point, former Sen. Joe Lieberman was considered a leading candidate, but Trump has since decided he wants to see a broader range of candidates for the job, the official said.

Lieberman is partners at the same law firm as Marc Kasowitz, whom Trump is expected to hire as part of a team on matters related to the inquiry into his campaign's alleged ties to Russia. The official said Kasowitz's hiring hasn't affected the FBI director search.

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demmiblue May 2017 OP
NewJeffCT May 2017 #1
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C_U_L8R May 2017 #3
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:05 AM

1. we all know

that Trump wants to appoint Jared Kushner or Ivanka to head the FBI...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:07 AM

2. I guess Lieberman lost his Joemenetum

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:32 AM

3. Only the desperate, the phonies or the corrupt

would take a job from Trump.
His brand is career-killing kryptonite.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:49 AM

4. Yeah, good luck with that. No honest and qualified person will take the job under Trump.

The President commits obstruction of justice routinely. Who's going to want the job?




Trump's New Impeachable Offenses: Obstruction of Justice, Conspiracy, Abuse of Power

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Wed May 24, 2017, 09:56 AM

5. Shouldn't he choose someone who ...

Shouldn't he choose someone who has law enforcement experience,
rather than a failed politician like Lieberman?

But then I guess he wants an FBI Director who will do his bidding.

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