Donald Trump says he could name Federal Bureau of Investigation head by next week

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The idea of naming Lieberman to the post is being met with praise by Republicans.

Sarah Isgur Flores, a Justice Department spokeswoman, said Attorney General Jeff Sessions "has talked to all of" the remaining candidates about the position.

Did he urge Comey at a February meeting to drop his probe of the Russian Federation connections of Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn? In a scorecard of the event, TIME in 2008 said Lieberman delivered an "odd, disjointed speech from a man with perhaps too many parties to make a coherent argument", but noted the huge round of applause he got for urging "country over party". Comey is expected to testify before the House Oversight Committee next Wednesday.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Wednesday that President Donald Trump is meeting with Keating and three other candidates on Wednesday afternoon. John Cornyn for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director position last weekend, two Republicans familiar with the process told CNN Wednesday. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) "We don't need anyone who's put on a red shirt or blue shirt - or who's campaigned for president". "I hope that we don't inadvertently trip up or damage the independent investigation of the special counsel", he said. "And I think there's a lot of people on both sides of the aisle that are looking for someone who doesn't come from the political realm". Lieberman reportedly interviewed with Trump on Wednesday, but he wasn't the only one.

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Brown is one of the many Democrats who blames Lieberman for lobbying with Republicans against a 2009 Democratic proposal to extend Medicare benefits to people 55 years old rather than the current lower limit of 65. His seat was won by Sen.

The president's nominee must be confirmed in the Senate, where Democrats and some Republicans have fiercely criticised Comey's firing.

Opposition Democrats immediately accused Trump of seeking to impede the FBI's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, which extended to activities of White House national security advisor Michael Flynn, who was sacked in February for making misleading statements about his Russian contacts.

A former chairman of the News, Lieberman ran for vice president alongside former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore in the 2000 election, becoming the first Jewish candidate on a major American political party's presidential ticket.

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During the transition, Lieberman visited at least twice with the president at Trump Tower in New York City.

The ACLU said Thursday it has "serious concerns" about Lieberman, who has supported expansive surveillance power for the government.

Several candidates have withdrawn from consideration: Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; Sen.

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