Since Trump became president, Lieberman has supported some of his more controversial moves, praising his choice of former Fox News commentator K.T. McFarland as deputy National Security Advisor (she was ousted from the job by incoming NSA head H.R. McMaster), and introducing Republican fund-raiser Betsy DeVos as a “change agent” at her Senate hearing (she was later confirmed in a historically close vote). The attorney in question is former Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman.
“Think of what would happen if they got elected: They’d probably turn the White House into luxury high-rise co-ops, but it’d be very hard for any Jews to get in”, Lieberman said with a smile.
Trump’s itinerary begins Saturday in Saudi Arabia.
He’d previously said he might announce his nominee before he left.
“Joe Lieberman has no real law enforcement credentials”. But Trump’s claim ignored impeachment efforts and blistering verbal attacks on previous presidents and other political leaders. And all Democratic senators interviewed for this story said the former CT senator lacks the kind of experience needed for the post.
HYANNIS -Democrats are voicing their concerns with one of President Donald Trump’s top picks for FBI Director.
Trump came under criticism for firing Comey as he was supervising the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and any possible links between the Trump and Russian Federation during the campaign.
Lieberman ran as a vice president on Al Gore’s 2000 ticket, and ran for president in 2004. Lieberman lost his 2006 Democratic primary bid but won Senate re-election as a third-party candidate.
In an address to the Republican National Convention that year, Lieberman criticized then-Illinois Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and [Lindsey] Graham – the trio were known as the “three amigos” – tilted the Senate in a more hawkish direction during the first four years of Obama’s presidency. He has served as co-chairman of No Labels, a centrist group that promotes bipartisanship.
Keating, a Republican, was a two-term governor of Oklahoma and led the state during the deadly 1995 bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City.
Liberman has many Republican fans who appreciate his strong support of former president George W. Bush’s Iraq invasion as well as his 2008 endorsement of John McCain, the GOP’s presidential nominee that year.
Keating told his hometown newspaper after the interview that he doesn’t expect to be chosen. He has also advocated investigating news outlets for reporting on classified information, and once defended waterboarding by saying “it’s not like putting burning coals on people’s bodies”.
Trott says Rosenstein answered that he didn’t want to interfere with the independent investigation that will now be run by former FBI chief Robert Mueller. John Cornyn, both Republicans; Alice Fisher, the former head of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; and Michael Garcia, a former USA attorney from Manhattan.
Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand.
“They would allow law enforcement to look for evidence of future crimes, opening the door to a dystopian world where law enforcement evaluates your Internet activity for the potential that you might commit a crime”, Senator Ron Wyden warned of substantially similar provisions in a House version of the bill.
Be Civil – It’s OK to have a difference in opinion but there’s no need to be a jerk.