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McCaskill against Liebermann, politician heading FBI

Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill says it’s a mistake to have anyone who’s ever run for office take over the FBI right now.

That includes the former Democratic candidate for Vice President, Joe Liebermann.

“This is a moment where we need a law enforcement professional that’s never campaigned for a presidential candidate, never campaigned for office, never worn a party label, to head the FBI,” McCaskill said to Fox News.

More on the FBI from The Associated Press:

President Donald Trump says he is “very close” to naming a new FBI director.

An announcement could come Friday, a soft deadline set by Trump. The president sets off Friday on his inaugural overseas trip and will be out of the country for more than a week.

The FBI needs a new director because Trump fired James Comey from the job last week amid the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump said Thursday that he is “very close” to naming a director. He also said former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman is among his top candidates. Trump interviewed Lieberman and three other candidates this week.

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