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05/17/2017 03:58 pm ET Updated May 17, 2017

Donald Trump To Interview Joe Lieberman, 3 Others For FBI Director

The candidates are meeting with the president on Wednesday afternoon.

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump, who fired FBI Director James Comey last week, will interview four candidates to replace him, the White House said Wednesday.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that Trump will interview four people on Wednesday: current acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe; Frank Keating, the former governor of Oklahoma who previously served as an FBI agent and in high-level positions in the Justice Department; former Sen. Joe Lieberman; and Richard McFeely, who served in the FBI for 24 years before retiring as executive assistant director in 2014.

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman testifies on behalf of David Friedman in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Fe
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Former Sen. Joe Lieberman testifies on behalf of David Friedman in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Feb. 16.

In testimony before Congress last week, McCabe did not back up a claim from a White House spokeswoman that rank-and-file FBI agents had lost faith in Comey. McCabe is also under investigation by the Justice Department’s Inspector General for his involvement in the FBI probe into Hillary Clinton’s emails. 

Lieberman, who was a Democrat until 2006, said in a recent interview with Larry King that an independent commission should investigate ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The founder of Lieberman’s law firm ― Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman ― is one of Trump’s top lawyers.

The Trump administration is reportedly running into problems finding someone to fill the FBI post, as several candidates for the position have dropped out of consideration.

This article has been updated with information about the founder of Lieberman’s law firm. 

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