Michael Garcia

Trump 'very close' to naming FBI director; Lieberman among top choices

Trump 'very close' to naming FBI director; Lieberman among top choices

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he is "very close" to naming a new FBI director to replace the one he fired more than a week ago and that former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman was among his top choices for the job.

Lieberman was among four candidates Trump interviewed at the White House on Wednesday.

"We're very close to an FBI director," Trump said when asked about the search during an Oval Office appearance with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Trump said "soon" when asked how close he is to making an announcement.

Trump leaves Friday afternoon on his first overseas trip as president, a four-country, five-stop tour that...

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