Pistole Interviewed For FBI Director Job

He could appear on Capitol Hill as soon as next week.

At the time when he fired the FBI director, Trump said Comey who had been leading an FBI investigation into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election was no longer able to effectively lead the law-enforcement agency.

Lieberman is one of five names Trump reportedly considered to replace Comey who have eliminated themselves from taking the post. "He is a good guy".

Details of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing are still being hammered out and a date has yet to be confirmed, a source described as being close to the issue told CNN. But the president himself later told NBC News that he thought the investigation into Russian meddling in the election and contacts with members of the Trump campaign was a "made-up" story.

The White House said the memo is not an accurate portrayal of the conversation between Mr Comey and the President.

Former FBI director James Comey was sacked by the president earlier this month. Richard Burr, R-N.C., said the committee welcomes Comey's testimony, but declined to comment further. He'll have to deal with the struggle by congressional Republicans to patch together a politically unpopular healthcare bill, a government with scores of high-level vacancies and a White House racked by dissension and leaks.

President Trump has meetings with two candidates for Federal Bureau of Investigation director on Tuesday at the White House, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in the press briefing. Comey is expected to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation during last year's presidential election.

Comey's handling of the Clinton email investigation, however, entered the spotlight again last week after a report that a possibly fake Russian intelligence document, obtained by the FBI during the election, influenced Comey's decision to announce the end of the investigation.

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