The search for a new FBI Director to replace fired James Comey continues.
Today President Donald Trump met with four people to interview them for the job.
From Young Conservatives
A surprise among the four people was former Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT).
Lieberman spent 24 years in the Senate, entering as a Democrat in 1989 and leaving as an Independent in 2013. He was the 2000 vice presidential nominee when Al Gore ran for president.
Republican Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), who had removed himself from consideration, hailed the decision to consider Lieberman.
“I think he would get 100 votes,” Cornyn said. “Everybody loves Joe Lieberman.”
“People know he’s going to shoot straight no matter what happens, and I think it’s a pretty brilliant selection if that’s what he does,” Cornyn added.
Lieberman does have that reputation and he is popular, but the downside would be no real background for the position at a time when some would want a cop more than a politician.
Joe Lieberman just exited West Wing after interview with Trump for FBI director job. Asked if it was good meeting he said yes. Smiled, left. pic.twitter.com/GmMJv0MKpf
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) May 17, 2017
The other three being interviewed today are Frank Keating, a Republican and former governor of Oklahoma; Richard McFeely, a former FBI official; and Andrew McCabe, the bureau’s current acting director after the president fired former Director James Comey, according to Politico.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, who many had pushed for the position, like Cornyn, took himself out of the running, saying he was not the right person for the job.
Other people already reportedly interviewed according to Bloomberg include:
Former Justice Department official Alice Fisher
Michael Garcia, a former U.S. Attorney in Manhattan
Fran Townsend, who was homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush
U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson
Adam Lee, the FBI special agent in charge of the Richmond, Virginia, office
Mike Rogers, a former FBI special agent and Republican congressman from Michigan who was chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
Hopefully, they are able to make a good choice soon, as they need clarity and honesty in that position.