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Trump Says Lieberman Is His Top Choice For FBI Director

Trump Says Lieberman Is His Top Choice For FBI Director

Former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman has emerged as President Donald Trump's leading choice to be the next FBI director.

Trump confirmed Thursday that Lieberman was his top candidate to succeed James Comey, the controversial, high-profile director who was fired last week the president.

"We're very close to an FBI director," Trump told reporters as he posed for photos with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia in the Oval Office, saying his choice would be announced soon.

If he is named FBI director, it would be an unexpected return to prominence for Lieberman, who was nearly elected vice president in the 2000 presidential race and who left the U.S. Senate in...

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