Sen. Sherrod Brown on Joe Lieberman for FBI: No way

WASHINGTON — If President Donald Trump nominates Joe Lieberman to run the FBI, he can count on a “no” vote for confirmation from Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. 

And he can count on an impassioned explanation — a “monologue,” as Politico put it — that basically says Lieberman, once a Democratic vice presidential nominee, betrayed Democratic principles.

“Joe Lieberman has no real law enforcement credentials,” Brown told Politico, which queried Democratic senators on whether they’d vote to confirm the former senator from Connecticut if Trump selects him as FBI director. “Look where he works now, a Trump law firm,” Brown said, referring to Lieberman’s job as senior counsel at the firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres and Friedman. The firm represents Trump in personal matters.

“That tells me a lot,” Brown said.

From Newsweek

“Last October, Marc Kasowitz, a partner at the firm, threatened The New York Times with legal action after the newspaper published pages from Trump’s 1995 income tax return. Later that month, Kasowitz wrote a letter to Times demanding the retraction of an article about two women who claimed Trump had ‘touched them inappropriately.’ The Times did not retract the article.
“Kasowitz’s relationship with Trump goes back further. In 2006, Trump had the lawyer sue an author who had written that Trump was worth less than $1 billion. The lawyer has also reportedly helped Trump keep divorce records sealed, helped with a case against Trump University and sued Hong Kong businessmen on Trump’s behalf regarding a New York City property. The Wall Street Journal has called Kasowitz ‘Donald Trump’s go-to guy for his toughest legal battles.'”

But Brown’s criticism goes beyond Lieberman’s employer.

When Lieberman was in the Senate — first as a Democrat, later as an independent (after losing a Democratic primary) who caucused with the Democrats — he was overly close with Connecticut’s drug industry and lacked concern for people who…

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