President Trumpf is expanding its search for a new FBI Director, according to sources told Fox News that his youngest frontrunner former Sen. Joe Lieberman, is from the ongoing occupation of the vacancy.
Politico reported that the Democrats rejected the idea of a former politician taking the position, in spite of the fact that Lieberman was a former Democrat and later a Inpedendent.
Lieberman is a senior counsel at a New York law firm that represented trump for years, reports Reuters. Trump supervise recently picked up Marc Kasowitz, a lawyer at the same firm, like Lieberman, to his personal legal matters.
Trump, the former FBI Director, James Comey fired, earlier in may. U.S. News and World Report reported that the search for the last of the FBI spans Director two years ago.
At first it seemed like Trump, it was a relatively quick replacement.
It was only last week when Trump told reporters in the Oval Office said he was asked “very close” to naming a new FBI Director, and if, point-blank, if Lieberman was the leading candidate, Trump replied: “Yes.”
Democratic leaders such as Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, questions as to the selection of a “politician”, like Lieberman. But Lieberman supporters, he said, has extensive experience in the prison system. He was a two-term attorney general for the state of Connecticut, from 1983 until his resignation in 1989 when he was elected to the U.S. Senate from 1989 to 2013, first as a Democrat then as an independent.
In the meantime. the Senate intelligence committee, announced late on Friday that Comey had agreed to act as a witness at a public hearing to an unspecified date after the Memorial Day.
Comey is asked about meetings that precipitated his release, including a dinner. January in the Comey has associates said, asked, Trump, for his loyalty. In the Oval Office weeks later, Comey, the staff said, the President asked him to shut down an investigation into the former national security Advisor, Michael Flynn.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
Edmund DeMarche is a news editor for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @EDeMarche.