Cornyn, who the officials say was intrigued by the idea and initially interested, ultimately withdrew from consideration after a number of his colleagues said they believed Trump should shy away from picking a GOP politician.
Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore chooses Connecticut Sen.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer informed reporters about the meetings as Trump flew to Washington after addressing U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduates in CT.
In addition to Lieberman, the president will meet with former Oklahoma governor Frank Keating, who worked previously as a USA attorney and as the No. 3 official in the Justice Department; Richard McFeely, a former FBI official who spent more than two decades in the bureau; and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who has taken over for Comey in the short term. A Justice Department official said the attorney general has now also met with them.
Trump warns sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation director, Comey, against leaks
Trump has claimed that Comey told him on all three occasions that he wasn't personally under investigation. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, also said on MSNBC that Comey wouldn't be testifying.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed that the Trump administration has been interviewing candidates to replace former FBI Director James Comey after his firing early last week.
Trump said he hopes to announce a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by the time he leaves on a foreign trip Friday.
Asked if he would accept the job if offered, he said that he liked public service.
"I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go", Trump told Comey, according to a memo Comey wrote at the time, excerpts of which leaked to reporters on Tuesday.
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Having soaked up that pressure, a deadly Real counter-attack doubled their advantage just three minutes into the second period. The Portuguese captain scored his 367th league goal to take him past former England worldwide Jimmy Greaves.
Lieberman almost became the nation's first Jewish vice president, as he and Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore lost the contested 2000 election to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.
He showed a large independent streak during his Senate years and actually won his last term as an independent after losing the Democratic Party nomination over his support for the Iraq war. John McCain in the 2008 presidential election. He has served as co-chairman of No Labels, a centrist group that promotes bipartisanship. The veteran FBI official made headlines for his congressional testimony last week that rejected the White House's claim that Comey had lost the support of rank-and-file agents and for disputing the administration's characterization of an investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump White House. He was the lead agent on the Oklahoma City federal building bombing case in 1995, when Keating was governor, and he was the FBI's on-scene commander after the September 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon.
President Donald Trump waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, following his short trip on Marine One from nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
Several possible candidates, including Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and Sen. John Cornyn, both Republicans; Alice Fisher, the former head of the Justice Department's Criminal Division; and Michael Garcia, a former US attorney from Manhattan.
White House pushes back on story Flynn notified transition about probe
The White House, presumably too busy churning out a series of statements refuting other interlinked stories, declined to comment. They spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid angering Justice Department or White House officials.
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