President Donald Trump is expected to pick former Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman as the new director of the FBI.
According to Politico, senior officials in the Trump administration have told sources in the last 12 hours that Lieberman is Trump’s top choice to replace former FBI Directory James Comey.
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 before he leaves Friday on his first foreign trip.
Update: Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs has also reported that Lieberman is Trump’s first choice.
Joe Lieberman is indeed the No. 1 choice right now to lead the FBI; Trump will decide later today or tomorrow, I'm told. https://t.co/0QyfzN9Vei
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) May 18, 2017