Ex-Connecticut senator named front-runner for FBI job

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A former Connecticut senator is vying for the FBI director job and interviewed for the position earlier this week.

Joe Lieberman was a Connecticut senator for 14 years and still lives in Stamford. He was Al Gore's running mate in the 2000 presidential election, but many Democrats are still wary about making him FBI director.

President Donald Trump said Thursday that Lieberman is the front-runner. All eyes are on this pick because the FBI is investigating the president's campaign, his aides, and their ties to Russia.

News 12 has learned that Lieberman also works for a law firm that represents President Trump.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday that he would prefer someone from a law background not politics for the job.

However, Sacred Heart University political analyst Gary Rose said Lieberman's political independence could be good for the FBI.

“[Leiberman] does what he feels is right, irrespective of public pressure," he said.

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