Connecticut's Joe Lieberman interviews for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

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Trump also met with Richard McFeely, a former top Federal Bureau of Investigation official.

Joe Lieberman, a former independent senator from CT, is one of four final candidates that US President Donald Trump is considering to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation, White House officials confirmed on Wednesday.

The interviews come a day after news reports about Comey's claim that Trump asked him to drop an FBI investigation into the conduct of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and Attorney General Jeff Sessions recommended Sen.

The Senate must confirm whomever Trump nominates for the job.

Lieberman, who ran as Al Gore's vice presidential candidate in 2000, visited Trump at the White House on Wednesday to discuss the position, according to the Associated Press. Lieberman often backed George W. Bush administration policies in the war on terrorism, and 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain considered Lieberman as a running mate.

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He spends some time at a Manhattan law firm and helps lead No Labels, an organization devoted to promoting bipartisanship - a Lieberman calling card.

Trump criticized Comey for a recent performance testifying to Congress and said Comey's replacement is "going to be outstanding".

Mr. Trump is also considering former Republican Oklahoma governor Frank Keating, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, and former FBI official Richard McFeely. He also disputed the administration's characterization of an investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump White House.

Lieberman now works at the law firm that often represents Trump, Kasowitz.

These candidates have been sent over from the Department of Justice, the official said.

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