May 18, 2017
Lieberman Top Pick as FBI Director

Former Senator Joe Lieberman, a close friend of Chabad, is President Donald Trump's top pick to head the FBI agency.

By COLlive reporter

Former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman is the frontrunner to be the new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States.

White House sources said President Donald Trump is leaning towards the 75-year-old Lieberman, an Orthodox Jew who represented Connecticut in the Senate. He was the Democratic vice presidential candidate in 2000.

On Wednesday, Trump met with Lieberman, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating, and former top FBI official Richard McFeely, NBC reported.

Politico quoted a source as saying that Trump bonded with Lieberman during their meeting and that the president left leaning towards Lieberman.

Trump reportedly told one adviser he wants to make an announcement before he leaves Friday on his first foreign trip which will include Israel.

Trump told reporters Thursday afternoon we're very close to an FBI director and that the pick would be announced soon. When asked whether Lieberman was among the finalists, he replied yes.



Lieberman first connected with Chabad-Lubavitch in his Law School days at Yale University in New Haven. As he describes, a friend of his brought him to a farbrengen in 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, NY, with the Rebbe.

"I was entranced, if you will, with the fervor, with the spirit and with the sense of purpose," Lieberman said of the farbrengen. "I was impressed by the Rebbe. By his obvious spirituality, by his soaring intellect, by the extent to which he was involved in the world."

Liebermans respect and reverence for the Rebbe turned him into an admirer, supporter later and seeker of advice and blessing throughout his public and political career.

During one of his early political campaigns, Lieberman traveled to Crown Heights to seek the Rebbe's blessings. Lieberman served as the Senator from Connecticut from 1989 until his retirement in early 2013.

VIDEO:
Joseph Lieberman delivers the Guest Address at the gala banquet of the International Kinus Hashluchim Conference 5774-2013



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1
Moshiach Now!
Getting close to a minyan in the White House!
(5/18/2017 4:19:39 PM)
2
Yossi A
Unfortunately not very experienced with law enforcement.
(5/18/2017 4:40:06 PM)
3
We are in golus
We need to know our place when we are in exile.

Let us not forget that.
(5/18/2017 4:49:17 PM)
4
CHT
Ppl, did not you see how Comey turned into a joke of a Human being. G-d, please save from hilul Hashem.
(5/18/2017 4:59:18 PM)
5
Aaron
BS"D Are you kiiddind # 2 he was the Attorney General of Ct. a former prosecutor
(5/18/2017 5:05:26 PM)
6
l think at this point it's best for
president trump as the wolfes are napping at him, l feel pres trump will feel more on the road to geula, as the rebbe says trust in hashem, that's what it's all about
(5/18/2017 5:31:10 PM)
7
Politico
Just what we need... another tie to Chabad. Considering the head of the FBI is never a popular person by the time they leave the position, I fail to see how this is a good thing for Mr. Leiberman, Chabad, or American Jews.
(5/18/2017 7:13:45 PM)
8

Go Joe Go!!!!!!! MHM is smiling galore.!!! FBI Frum Boys Inc.
(5/18/2017 11:34:09 PM)
9
Sorry but I agree with # 7,
This is no easy job in these bizarre times, and if anything not good were to occur on his watch, it would be not good for him and maybe for many other American Jews, G-d forbid. Wish it weren't so.
(5/18/2017 11:41:01 PM)
10
hashem is running the show.
lets sit back and observe miracles.
(5/19/2017 12:02:32 AM)
11
Did you know?
The Rebbe's view is clear.
CHABAD SHOULD NOT BE INVOLVED IN POLITICS
(5/19/2017 12:35:59 AM)
12
Shleimus HaAretz
Unfortunately, Sen. Lieberman was (and probably still is) soft on Shleimus HaAretz. He was included in the book "Diamonds of the Rebbe", with his story having a post-note by the author to the effect, "Readers may be wondering why we included him in the book if he was not in line with the Rebbe's views on Shleimus HaAretz. We believe that if the Rebbe were still around and he could see him, his views on Shleimus HaAretz would be different." That's a poor excuse-- there were thousands of chasidim, who, because they were trapped behind the Iron Curtain, didn't get to see the Rebbe yet they still did his bidding, so if Lieberman claimed to have a connection with Chabad he should be firm on Shleimus HaAretz.
(5/19/2017 9:32:04 AM)
13
I agree with #12
#12 Shkoiach, I could not have said it better, myself.
(5/21/2017 8:46:29 PM)
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