After serving the Democratic party for years, Lieberman spoke at the 2008 Republican National Convention - still as an Independent - on behalf of then-presidential candidate John McCain.
Trump reportedly hopes to make an announcement before Friday when he leaves for his first foreign trip.
Trump and Lieberman discussed the position at the White House on Wednesday.
However, Lieberman is also a senior counsel at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres-a law firm specializing in commercial litigation that has represented Trump on numerous legal issues.
It wasn't until 2006 that Democrats turned on Lieberman after he pissed off liberal activists through his support for the Iraq War and willingness to compromise with Republicans. Trump contradicted his top aides - who credited a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for the presidents decision - telling NBC's Lester Holt that he would've fired Comey "regardless."
"A career politician of either party or anyone who suggests a lack of impartiality should not be considered", Sen. He also ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic presidential nomination four years later. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) to Politico. "He has great respect and affection from both sides of the aisle".
"We need a great director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation". It says the president then told Russia's foreign minister and ambassador that he "faced great pressure because of Russian Federation". He's not a professional law enforcement official - he did serve as Connecticut's elected attorney general, but that was in the 1980s - and, while he dealt with federal law enforcement agencies as a USA senator, he left the Senate in 2013. His seat was won by Sen.
Several sources told Politico that the former Democratic vice presidential nominee is now the top pick of President Donald Trump, who wants to name his nominee before he leaves for his first worldwide trip on Friday.
Lieberman represented CT in the Senate from 1989 to 2013, initially as a Democrat.
Trump said he was about to name a replacement for Comey, another move to settle the waters.
The Washington Post is reporting that a current senior White House adviser is under scrutiny as part of an investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
But he told NBC Connecticut that Trump's victory is a result of people's dissatisfaction with Washington.
But several Democratic senators said during a caucus lunch Thursday that they would not support Lieberman, according to a person familiar with the meeting who declined to be identified because the lunch was private. Lieberman serves on the board of a DeVos-founded education organization. Lieberman, despite his long government résumé, has not a single day of federal law-enforcement experience.
Several other candidates have withdrawn from consideration, including Rep. Trey Gowdy of SC and Sen.