Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Thursday that Joe Lieberman would be a "good choice" for FBI director. The senator was asked about Lieberman by reporters upon walking out of a full-Senate meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who the Trump administration has said made the case that James Comey should be fired as FBI director. Comey was fired by Trump last week amid conflicting accounts about how the decision was reached. Lieberman, a former senator from Connecticut who was Al Gore´s running mate in 2000, is a top candidate for the position, Trump confirmed Thursday. Graham praised Lieberman as
Comments: Oh groan. How in the world did Lieberman all of a sudden get to be the top pick?? I just do not understand that. In the terrifying world we live in he DOES NOT have the law enforcement background necessary for that position. I´m very concerned over the events of the last few days. Ray Kelly is the best choice IMHO. My only hope is just because Trump said Lieberman is a ´top´ pick doesn´t mean he is THE pick. One can only hope.
If that´s the Best Trump can come up with, I would say he is in big trouble! Of all the smart, YOUNG and experienced people he can pick, who have served this country, he chooses a 75 year old DEMOCRAT! I think that would do it for me! I´m already depressed that he can´t keep his Big Mouth Shut and act like THE PRESIDENT instead of a Whining Teenager! PULEEZE tell me this is just a Leak to throw everyone off the Real person who will get the job!
Joe Lieberman has all the personality of a bowl of milk toast. Not to mention he doesn´t work or drive on his Sabbath day. That is all well and good, but the fact remains that crime doesn´t run on his schedule.
No more politicians, no more attorneys I want someone who has actually fired and carried a gun, who has LE experience as the FBI director. The black sheriff who just took a job with Homeland Security David Clarke would be better than old Joe. Oh please the corruption in Washington is beyond belief and Joe Lieberman is the best we have in 300 hundred million people? Come on!
Go all the way then...Hillary for FBI? Why on earth would Pres. Trump make this a political appt. anyway...there are high calilber law enforcement inviduals with unquestionable integrity...something the FBI desperately needs.
The FBI Director should be, first and foremost, a great policeman--not a politician and not a bureaucrat. I think Ray Kelly, Mayor Giuliani´s stalwart police commissioner, especially in the aftermath of 9/11, is the best qualified. He should be appointed. Lieberman is unqualified.
What is this complimenting Joe Lieberman? An Independent who is a tried and true Democrat? A man who proudly stated on FNC live and in color during the campaign that he proudly intended to vote for Hillary? I don´t remember him ever showing his face to stand against Obama´s dictatorial shredding of the Constitution.
It shows you what a disastrous idea it is that Dr. K thinks its a weak choice.
Of course sissy pants RINO Lindsey Graham would want a Democrat as the head of the FBI. As if Trump didn´t have enough Democrat holdovers from Obama and Clinton administrations, just add another Democrat to sabotage the Trump administration.
If Lindsey Graham and John McCain are for it President Trump should be dead set against it. They need someone with a solid background in law enforcement who isn´t afraid to make changes. Joe Lieberman is not that person.
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(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced it filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Security Agency (NSA) for information about Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice’s communications with the two agencies concerning the alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election, the hacking of DNC computers, the suspected communications between Russia and Trump campaign/transition officials, and the unmasking of the identities of any U.S. citizens associated with the Trump presidential campaign or transition team who were identified pursuant to intelligence collection activities (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice and
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