President Donald Trump will interview four potential candidates for the FBI Director post on Wednesday at the White House, including former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, The Daily Caller reports.
Lieberman was Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore’s running mate during the 2000 elections.
In addition to Lieberman, the candidates that Trump will be meeting include FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI official Richard McFeely and former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating, according to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
The search for the bureau’s top official comes after last week’s surprise firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
President Trump said he hopes to have Comey’s replacement introduced before he leaves Friday for his first foreign trip since assuming office.
The interviews come a day following reports about the existence of a memo written by Comey claiming that Trump asked him to drop the FBI’s investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.