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Joe Lieberman Is a Leading Contender for FBI Director

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 17: Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman departs the White House after meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump May 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump is interviewing candidates to replace former FBI Director James Comey who was fired last week. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was close to selecting a new Director General of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after the dismissal of James Comey and that former senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman was among the top candidates.

Speaking to reporters at the beginning of a meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, Trump said: “We’re very close” to picking an FBI director. Asked if Lieberman was one of the finalists, Trump replied “yes.”

The election of a new FBI director is taking place in an extremely tense political context in Washington.

Lieberman, who President Donald Trump interviewed on Wednesday, was the vice presidential running mate when Democrat Al Gore ran for the White House in 2000.

Majalla interviewed Leiberman last month, read it here

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