Lieberman no longer in the running for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

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Lieberman no longer in the running for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump fired James Comey in May.

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said Lieberman's partnership with Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, the law firm Trump has worked with in the past and is expected to represent the president on matters related to the current Russian Federation investigation, disqualified the former senator.

Comey's firing and subsequent reporting that Trump had tried to influence Comey's handling of the Trump campaign-Russia investigation was a watershed in the scandals that have plagued Trump's young presidency.

If there is anything that would make a person "cynical" about Washington D.C., McCain said, it would be the Democrats' opposition to one of their former vice presidential nominees.

Trump is retaining the services of lawyer Marc Kasowitz to help navigate the investigations into his campaign, The Washington Post reported. CNN reported Wednesday that Trump had retained the firm's top lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, as personal counsel as scandals besieged Trump's presidency, and that was likely a factor in Lieberman's removal from contention for the Federal Bureau of Investigation post.

The former USA senator from CT, who left the Democratic Party to become an independent, faced opposition from Democrats over his status as a politician, which many feared would politicize the post.

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Lieberman, who represented CT in the Senate as a Democrat and is now an independent, was believed to be the frontrunner for the nation's top law enforcement job.

Lieberman alienated grassroots Democrats in the next decade when he backed President George W. Bush's Iraq War, and in 2006 was defeated in the Democratic primary in his home state.

Sen. John McCain of Arizona said Wednesday he is "disappointed" by reports former Connecticut Sen. He retired from politics in 2012.

Kasowitz partner David Friedman was picked by Trump to become US ambassador to Israel.

Politico reported that Democrats were opposed to the idea of a former politician taking the position- despite the fact that Lieberman was a former Democrat and later an Inpedendent. This cooling-off period was extended to two years by an executive order Trump signed in January.

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