Former Senator Joe Lieberman is apparently no longer under consideration for FBI director, a source familiar with the matter confirms to CBS News’ Pat Milton.
The source said that the White House is continuing its search for an FBI director to replace James Comey who was fired by President Trump earlier this month.
Lieberman, who represented Connecticut 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.
The president had also been considering Republican Oklahoma governor Frank Keating, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and former FBI official Richard McFeely. Other candidates have included former DOJ official Alice Fisher; Adam Lee, special agent in charge of FBI Richmond; New York State Judge Michael Garcia, Federal Judge Henry Hudson, former Homeland Security Adviser Fran Townsend and Mike Rogers, former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Read more at CBS.