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Wed May 24, 2017, 12:05 PM

Trump widens search for new FBI director

Source: Politico



The president is broadening the search after at least two rounds of interviews with more than 10 contenders.

By JOSH DAWSEY and JOSH GERSTEIN 05/24/2017 11:46 AM EDT

President Donald Trump is seeking new candidates to replace fired FBI Director James Comey, broadening the search after at least two rounds of interviews with more than ten contenders for the post, a senior administration official said Wednesday.

Administration sources had previously described former Sen. Joe Lieberman as the leading prospect for the high-profile job, but he ran into resistance from Democrats who questioned the wisdom of installing a former politician as FBI director, particularly as the agency grapples with a politically sensitive probe into possible ties between Russia and Trumpís presidential campaign.

Lieberman is no longer considered the frontrunner, an official said. CNN first reported that Trump was resetting his search for someone to replace Comey, who was fired as he led the probe into Trump's associates.

It was not immediately clear whether the expanded FBI director search was due to dissatisfaction with those interviewed, hurdles related to specific candidates, or several candidates taking themselves out of contention.



Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/24/trump-fbi-director-search-238766

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DonViejo May 2017 OP
tanyev May 2017 #1
matt819 May 2017 #2
Javaman May 2017 #3
underpants May 2017 #4
Brother Buzz May 2017 #6
niyad May 2017 #5
truthisfreedom May 2017 #7
SummerSnow May 2017 #8

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:10 PM

1. Hey, I think Tiffany's available.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:14 PM

2. Who in god's name would take the job?

Pretty much every appointee will carry this taint with them for the rest of their lives. The billionaires don't give a fuck, because billionaires can do that. The rest of the appointees? Their eventual obituaries will lead with their service in the dunce administration. McMaster, Rosenstein - they're not billionaires, and the stink will stick with them for the rest of their lives.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:25 PM

3. I think he's going to start calling people he fired from his reality show soon LOL nt

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Response to Javaman (Reply #3)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:36 PM

4. Hey Omarosa is in the White House

Just saying

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Response to Javaman (Reply #3)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:14 PM

6. Rod Blagojevich is still in prison....

But I understand Dennis Rodman is available and needs a gig.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:57 PM

5. wasn't he going to appoint the new stooge before he left the country?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:22 PM

7. How about Obama?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:25 PM

8. He'll appoint Gary Busey.

Why do I see him appointing Sarah Palin for FBI director

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