Transcript for Joe Lieberman emerges as FBI front-runner
investigation and president trump is close to picking a new FBI director. One may be Joe Lieberman. Our senior justice correspondent Pierre Thomas has more on where the search stands now. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning. Lieberman was the Connecticut attorney general before he served 14 years as that state's U.S. Senator first as a Democrat and independent, he was the vice presidential pick of Al gore's failed race for the presidency in 2000 but in recent years he's shown a more conservative bent endorsing McCain in 2008 and after leaving the senate he's been working in a law firm in Connecticut, George. Pierre, this really has the feel of a trial balloon. I wonder if he's really going to get the nod but so far what kind of reaction is he getting from capitol hill? Republicans like Lindsey graham are praising him but some are skeptical saying they don't want anyone who's been a career politician and FBI agents are hoping for someone completely nonpartisan. He could receive support from the FBI because he was his state's chief law enforcement officer. Some might think he's too independent. Pierre Thomas, thanks very much. We mentioned. The president is just hours away from his first international trip visiting five countries in
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