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Cee

Joe didn't support an investigation of the 911 attacks either. Ponder that.

SRW

I agree. We do not need a politician as head of the FBI.

eakens

He's a year older than Charles Freeman. Why don't we make Freeman the head of the FBI.

Tom

I am shocked Lieberman's name is even under consideration. It can only be intended to ensure that every Zionist has a get-out-of-jail-free card in their pocket no matter what crime they commit. And prosecute Hillary? Forget about it.

D

A lot of Democrats don't trust Lieberman either, he having lost the 2006 Democratic primary election in Connecticut and won as the nominee of the "Connecticut for Lieberman" Party. And of course in 2008, he appeared at the Republican Convention and endorsed McCain.

Henry Tanguy

It should be sufficient that Mr Lieberman has no real law enforcement experience -- the Connecticut Attorney General does not have jurisdiction over criminal investigations.

http://www.ct.gov/ag/lib/ag/about_us/annualreport2015-16.pdf

He is a career politician, having been first elected to office at the age of 28 in 1970 and serving continuously in elected office for the ensuing 42 years, with only a 2-year break when he unexpectedly lost a congressional campaign in 1980. He has no discernible intelligence experience apart from his tenure on the Senate Armed Services Committee. His only administrative experience is his 6-year stint as Connecticut AG, which is a fraction of the size of the FBI.

It's hard to view an appointment like this as anything other than a sop to Republican moderates and whatever is left of the center-right opinion elite, which honors Lieberman's "integrity" as a genuine turncoat Democrat. As a fully paid-up member of the Senate "Club", he is still an insider's insider, but I suspect he is deeply distrusted by both the Right and the Left. I think the Bureau would be somewhat immobilized with Lieberman as its Director, but if the White House thinks he'll get the FBI "under control", it is overestimating Lieberman's skill set and political influence.

Paloma

If Lieberman is confirmed as FBI director they should just go ahead and lower the American flag and raise the Israeli flag over the Nations hijacked Capitol building and the White House. The takeover will have been completed.

Sam Peralta

Joe Lieberman, epitomizes a card carrying member of the Borg. A very dangerous move for Trump to install a viper at the head of the federal criminal investigation arm. He WILL be backstabbed!!

Stephanie

Joementum is back!

Lieberman works at the law firm that’s run by Trump’s personal litigation attorney. I can see why Trump would like that. Apparently they also “bonded” at the interview. Given what Benjamin Wittes has written about Trump’s repeated attempts to bring Comey into his orbit, I can see why Trump would like that as well. This has all the markings of a poisoned chalice. Drink up, Joe.

I think the Republicans would probably welcome this appointment more than the Democrats.

Paul Mooney

PL - Are you saying that no democrat should be allowed to head any agency trusted with law enforcement or counter terrorism?

Or no politician, regardless of their political party affiliation?

Willybilly

Spot on....

Medicine Man

Joe Lieberman's primary constituency is the media. They love that prick for some reason.

turcopolier

PM

No. I am saying that given his record no Joe Lieberman should be FBI Director. pl

lucopter

If Trump picks Lieberman for the FBI director then he deserves to be impeached. Its hard to feel sorry for a guy who keeps surrounding himself with venous snakes. Trump is either stupid or a closet Neocon. I am getting close to jumping off the Trump train for good. Its getting tiring watching this shit show.

plantman

Trump's appointment should reflect his willingness to fight back against the coup plotters.

For starters: He should appoint Eliot Spitzer as new director of the FBI and turn him loose on Wall Street.
I can almost hear the banksters howling already!

Trump needs to abandon the idea that these people can be appeased or reasoned with. If he wants to keep his job he's going to have to lock horns with these deep state miscreants and show them who's boss.

Spitzer is a good place to start, it'll put the fear of god in them quick. Guaranteed!

Nancy K

He seems like a perfect choice for Trump, no experience in the position he will hold.

Laura

D---A WHOLE LOT of Democrats don't trust Lieberman. He is a total opportunist...and, yes, he is too old and he has no ability to "lead" an organization like the FBI. Just another really bad judgement call by Mr. Trump.

steve

This is a bizarre choice. Competence and ability appears to not even be a consideration.

Steve

iowa steve

Joe Lieberman was a registered agent of Libya--no problem!

Mike Flynn was a registered agent of Turkey--treason!

Of course there's nothing wrong with registering as such, just noting the bias.

phodges

I guess they can't find an American for the Job.

fanto

Tom,

not only ´get out of jail cards´ would be flying around, but a lot of new appointments as moles for AIPAC would be installed, and a lot of people who do not seem to be pro-Israel would be sacked, a soviet style "tshistka" (cleaning) of staff would happen, a calamity for generations to come. Complete control of the internal security by a foreign power.

Kooshy

Lieberman, we know is a close body of McCain and office wife, they are known as three amigos, McCain is strongly anti Trump, Trump campaign and possibly himself are under investigation for possible Russian connection. One wonders who's shoving up this president's behind with a body of his enemy as his chief of federal police. Does he understand what is he doing?

Kooshy

IMO Mr. Lieberman is more loyal to Israel first, APAC second, thirdly he will be loyal to US as long as US will guarantee security for his first two loyalties. Now days many American Jewish politicians have the same preference.

different clue

Joe also didn't support an investigation of the New Orleans flooding at and after Katrina. Ponder that too.

different clue

Appointing Lieberman to direct the FBI might be intended to destroy the FBI from above and within, just as appointing Pruitt to head the EPA might be intended to destroy the EPA from above and within. It might be in line with Bannon's goal of destroying much of the apparatus of government through appointing saboteurs and arsonists to direct each department which Bannon would like to see destroyed.

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