Former Senator and candidate for President, Joe Lieberman, one of four men being considered by Trump to lead the FBI, has withdrawn his name for consideration. Lieberman had been considered the front-runner to fill the post. (We previously reported why Lieberman for FBI director was the worst idea ever.)
In a letter to the President, Lieberman said he was withdrawing because Trump has hired one his law partners, Marc Kasowitz, to personally represent him during “various investigations”. Lieberman did not want there to be “any appearance of a conflict of interest”.
Trump interviewed three others for FBI Director, former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating; Andrew McCabe, acting director of the FBI; and Richard McFeely, a former top FBI official. Trump has announced that he will soon be making his selection to head the bureau. It is expected to be announced later this week.