Lieberman emerges as front-runner for FBI post

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Former Sen. Joe Lieberman gives a 'thumbs-up' as he leaves the West Wing of the White House in Washington on May 17, 2017.

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman gives a ‘thumbs-up’ as he leaves the West Wing of the White House in Washington on May 17, 2017. | AP Photo

Joe Lieberman, the former Democratic vice-presidential nominee, is the front-runner to be named FBI director, according to several White House officials and advisers.

Senior administration officials have told others in the last 12 hours that Trump is expected to pick Lieberman to replace FBI director James Comey, who was abruptly fired by Trump last week.

A person familiar with Wednesday’s meeting said Trump bonded with Lieberman, and the president left leaning towards the former Connecticut senator, who retired in 2013. Trump has not signaled otherwise that anyone else is the favorite, aides said, and has told one adviser he wants to make an announcement…

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