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Former Senator Lieberman is front-runner for FBI post - Politico, CNN
May 18, 2017 / 7:06 PM / 6 months ago

Former Senator Lieberman is front-runner for FBI post - Politico, CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman has emerged as the front-runner to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Politico and CNN reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.

Former Senator Joe Lieberman waves as he leaves after a meeting with President Donald Trump for candidates for FBI director at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Lieberman, who President Donald Trump interviewed on Wednesday, was the vice presidential running mate when Democrat Al Gore ran for the White House in 2000. A senior administration official told Reuters on Wednesday that Lieberman was one of the leading candidates to replace fired FBI chief James Comey.

Reporting by Tim Ahmann and Eric Walsh; Editing by Jonathan Oatis

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