On Thursday, former Senator Joe Lieberman revealed that he felt let down by some congressional Democrats who ripped his possible nomination to be FBI director by President Donald Trump.
“You know, I was disappointed,” Lieberman said on MSNBC. “Although I guess, when I step back for a minute, I wasn’t surprised, because everything is so partisan in Washington. And there’s still a group probably on the far left of the Democratic Party that still doesn’t forgive me.”
Anchor Nicolle Wallace had mentioned that she had recently interviewed Representative Joseph Crawley, a Democrat from New York, who revealed that he was opposed to a possible Lieberman nomination from President Donald Trump. She asked, “Were you surprised or pained that some Democrats were resistant to the idea of you as FBI director?”
Earlier in the segment, the 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee, who pulled his name out of consideration for FBI director on Thursday, revealed that he has consulted with two former FBI directors about the possible role.
“I called two friends who were former FBI — one was Bob Mueller; and the other was Louis Freeh, who served during the Clinton time,” Lieberman said,
Wallace wondered, “Did they tell you to take it or not take it?” The former politician replied, “Louis, I think it’s fair to say, was very affirmative. And Bob Mueller said — and I understood, because by then, he had been asked to be special counsel — he said this call is your call.”
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