Lieberman Withdraws From Consideration for FBI Director

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Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman leaves the West Wing of the White House last Wednesday after interviewing for the position of FBI Director. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman has withdrawn from consideration for the role of FBI director.

Lieberman interviewed last week with President Donald Trump, who publicly identified him as a leading candidate. However, shortly after Lieberman’s interview, Trump hired Marc Kasowitz, a partner in Lieberman’s law firm, to represent him in the investigation of ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.

In a letter sent to the White House Thursday, Lieberman says that while “just being thought of for this position was a great honor,” he has decided to withdraw from consideration for the position because he wants to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.