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President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have been interviewing candidates to lead the FBI since the President fired Director James Comey last week.

Speaking to reporters while meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Trump said he is "very close" to choosing a new FBI director to replace James Comey. And asked if former Senator Joe Lieberman, Three Amigosthe Democrat-turned-independent senator from Connecticut was a top candidate, Trump said yes.

President Trump has apparently forgotten, if he ever knew, that Lieberman’s best friend in the Senate is none other than Trump’s arch-nemesis Senator John McCain.

Indeed, John McCain and Joe Lieberman are so close that in 2008 McCain seriously floated the idea of placing Democrat turned Independent Senator Lieberman on the Republican ticket as his running mate.

Lieberman, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 2000, endorsed John McCain for president in 2008.

And who was the strongest advocate for Lieberman among McCain’s 2008 advisors?

Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, another arch-nemesis of the President’s.

McCain, Graham and Lieberman were longtime Senate traveling companions – the trio were known as the “three amigos” – and Graham pushed so hard for Lieberman to be McCain’s vice president over conservative Governor Sarah Palin that he nearly caused a rift in McCain’s campaign.

While choosing Lieberman would empower President Trump’s most vociferous Republican critics, it would not get Democrats off his back.

Many Senate Democrats hold a grudge against Lieberman for his rightward turn and opposition to some of President Barack Obama's agenda late in his Senate career. Others told Politico even though they respect Lieberman, the job of FBI director should not go to a former politician. And all Democratic senators interviewed by Politico for their article said the former Connecticut senator lacks the kind of experience needed for the post.

Naturally, the President’s Republican enemies are all lining-up behind Lieberman, who left the Senate in 2013 after four terms.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) called him a "person of unquestioned integrity and that's what we need." Added Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who has spoken to Lieberman about the job: "If the president picked Joe Lieberman he’d be doing [the] country a good service and, I think, the FBI a good service."

What’s more, the choice of Lieberman would undoubtedly set-off a partisan firestorm because the law firm where Lieberman now works as a rainmaker counts Trump among its clients.

The firm, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres, has represented Trump since at least Nov. of 2001, often on cases that had to do with his reputation.

Although the firm has apparently scrubbed Trump from its client list, and Lieberman is not listed as the attorney for any of the firm’s Trump-related cases, according to QZ's White House correspondent, Heather Timmons, one can only imagine the media reaction.

About the only person in DC who had anything sensible to say about the prospect of Lieberman as FBI Director was the usually nasty progressive Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri.

“I don’t think there's going to be much excitement about that from our side of the aisle. Not because we don’t respect Joe Lieberman. But we need a law enforcement professional, not someone who’s run for office before,” McCaskill told Politico. “We don’t need anyone who’s put on a red shirt or blue shirt — or who’s campaigned for president.” Lieberman ran for president in 2004.

PJ Media’s David P. Goldman reported yesterday that a ranking Republican statesman this week told an off-the-record gathering that a “coup” attempt was in progress against President Donald Trump, with collusion between the largely Democratic media and Trump’s numerous enemies in the Republican Party.

The object of the coup, the Republican leader added, was not impeachment, but the recruitment of a critical mass of Republican senators and congressmen to the claim that Trump was “unfit” for office and to force his resignation.

Goldman’s reporting echoes and confirms what we have been saying for a long time.

Appointing former Senator Joe Lieberman, a confidant of President Trump’s fiercest enemies in the Republican Party, as Director of the FBI would only advance that coup.

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I agree Lieberman is a disaster. Larry Thompson is the best candidate. He is experienced at law enforcement. Formen congressmen don't know the meaning of the word.

Don't do it Donald.

Donald PLEASE don't do this. There MUST be a REP that you trust. We trust you so please don't let us down.

turning the FBI into the Mossad

I simply can't understand why a dual citizen would qualify to run the FBI...I don't think any dual citizen should hold high office no matter the country. Loyalty to who?

Besides having no experience in the FBI what else qualifies clown ? The fact that Lieberman endorsed Hillary in 2016. You'd think that would make him an unlikely pick. Best buddies with McCain too.

Israel is over represented in our govt. already....way over the less than 2% of the population.
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious, but it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.
– Marcus Cicero, to the Roman Senate, 42 BC

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Will Netanyahu have total control over the FBI?

"Democrats" and Lieberman

Everything in this article is spot on. Much as I respect Joe Lieberman as possibly the only honest "Democrat"* alive today, he has way too much political baggage no matter how you slice it. First, his only claim to fame is as a "liberal"* Establishment politician, not a law enforcement officer. Secondly, today's Marxist "Democrats" regard him as a traitor because he didn't toe the Party Line in undermining America's legitimate interests in countering Islamic terrorism. *The reason I put "Democrat" and "liberal" in quotes is because today's "Democrats" are the most undemocratic politicians the United States has ever known, and today's "liberals" represent the most illiberal philosophy ever to curse our great nation.

Really dumb idea

I am not sure Trump would do this. The Lieberman "guess" seems to be more of a media freakout than a "he's the man"foregone conclusion. However, MEGA-CAVEAT, Trump should NOT, absolutely NOT, place a politician at the head of the FBI. The FBI is staggering under seriously misguided leadership (i.e., Comey) and many more digressions from their historical unimpeachable standards. To get back their sharp leading edge and their credibility with the American people the new director must be a fresh start, have an outstanding resume, and be a new face. In many ways he/she must be a Mueller clone, with a little bit of J. Edgar's spit and polish for good measure. The FBI must go BACK to its future not play politics with a dusty old glad-hander pol like Lieberman.Trump must Just Say No to Lieberman.

Un-Civil WAR!

When the Antifa libby Weenies decide to "Up the Ante'", and Hit The Streets, they will be really surprised at the reaction they get from Normal American Citizens! "Happiness is a Warm Gun"! Quote from Beatles Song?