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Thread started 05/18/17 5:59pm

benni

Joe Lieberman is Leading Contender for FBI Director

https://www.theatlantic.c...urce=polfb

Trump said that Lieberman is among his top pick for FBI Director. The only problem I see with this, besides lack of experience, is that Lieberman works for a law firm that represented Trump several times (including when he was being sued for Trump University). Also, his age is an issue. He will be confirmed to hold the position for 10 years, which he would be 85 years old at the end of that term. The FBI Director position is a very high paced, stressful position, I would imagine, and I work with elderly individuals, and am just concerned how that stress and pace might effect him.

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Reply #1 posted 05/18/17 6:12pm

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Like I said in the now deleted comey thread, to answer Pokenos much repeated question:

Comey was still better than whatever inexperienced trump loyal neophyte trump is gonna try and put in the spot in an attempt to end the probes and investigations
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Reply #2 posted 05/18/17 6:16pm

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benni said:

https://www.theatlantic.c...urce=polfb

Trump said that Lieberman is among his top pick for FBI Director. The only problem I see with this, besides lack of experience, is that Lieberman works for a law firm that represented Trump several times (including when he was being sued for Trump University). Also, his age is an issue. He will be confirmed to hold the position for 10 years, which he would be 85 years old at the end of that term. The FBI Director position is a very high paced, stressful position, I would imagine, and I work with elderly individuals, and am just concerned how that stress and pace might effect him.

Conflict of Interest?

"When you have people who don't know about science standing in denial of it and rising to power - that is a recipe for the complete dismantling of our informed democracy" - Neil de Grasse Tyson
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Reply #3 posted 05/18/17 6:29pm

Pokeno4Money

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benni said:

https://www.theatlantic.c...urce=polfb

Trump said that Lieberman is among his top pick for FBI Director. The only problem I see with this, besides lack of experience, is that Lieberman works for a law firm that represented Trump several times (including when he was being sued for Trump University). Also, his age is an issue. He will be confirmed to hold the position for 10 years, which he would be 85 years old at the end of that term. The FBI Director position is a very high paced, stressful position, I would imagine, and I work with elderly individuals, and am just concerned how that stress and pace might effect him.


I think Joe would be a GREAT choice. He's a moderate, he's highly intelligent, and he's highly ethical. He has about as squeaky-clean a reputation as a politician can have. Yes he's considered boring, but who cares?

As for your age concerns, the 10-year-thing is irrelevant because generally everybody appointed to that position is gone within a shorter amount of time. The lone exceptions are Robert Mueller and the great J. Edgar Hoover.

Comey was only 3+ years.
Freeh was only 7+ years.
Sessions was only 5+ years.
Kelley was 4+ years.




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Reply #4 posted 05/18/17 6:37pm

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benni said:

https://www.theatlantic.c...urce=polfb

Trump said that Lieberman is among his top pick for FBI Director. The only problem I see with this, besides lack of experience, is that Lieberman works for a law firm that represented Trump several times (including when he was being sued for Trump University). Also, his age is an issue. He will be confirmed to hold the position for 10 years, which he would be 85 years old at the end of that term. The FBI Director position is a very high paced, stressful position, I would imagine, and I work with elderly individuals, and am just concerned how that stress and pace might effect him.

Conflict of Interest?


Yeah, I think conflict of interest could be an issue in this situation since the law firm he works for has represented Trump.

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Reply #5 posted 05/18/17 6:38pm

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Pokeno4Money said:

benni said:

https://www.theatlantic.c...urce=polfb

Trump said that Lieberman is among his top pick for FBI Director. The only problem I see with this, besides lack of experience, is that Lieberman works for a law firm that represented Trump several times (including when he was being sued for Trump University). Also, his age is an issue. He will be confirmed to hold the position for 10 years, which he would be 85 years old at the end of that term. The FBI Director position is a very high paced, stressful position, I would imagine, and I work with elderly individuals, and am just concerned how that stress and pace might effect him.


I think Joe would be a GREAT choice. He's a moderate, he's highly intelligent, and he's highly ethical. He has about as squeaky-clean a reputation as a politician can have. Yes he's considered boring, but who cares?

As for your age concerns, the 10-year-thing is irrelevant because generally everybody appointed to that position is gone within a shorter amount of time. The lone exceptions are Robert Mueller and the great J. Edgar Hoover.

Comey was only 3+ years.
Freeh was only 7+ years.
Sessions was only 5+ years.
Kelley was 4+ years.





I'm still out on this one. Concerned that he works for a law firm that has defended Trump. Regarding the age thing, he's already 75, so it is already still a concern that the stress and pace could have an impact on him and his health.

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Reply #6 posted 05/20/17 2:25pm

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benni said:

Pokeno4Money said:


I think Joe would be a GREAT choice. He's a moderate, he's highly intelligent, and he's highly ethical. He has about as squeaky-clean a reputation as a politician can have. Yes he's considered boring, but who cares?

As for your age concerns, the 10-year-thing is irrelevant because generally everybody appointed to that position is gone within a shorter amount of time. The lone exceptions are Robert Mueller and the great J. Edgar Hoover.

Comey was only 3+ years.
Freeh was only 7+ years.
Sessions was only 5+ years.
Kelley was 4+ years.





I'm still out on this one. Concerned that he works for a law firm that has defended Trump. Regarding the age thing, he's already 75, so it is already still a concern that the stress and pace could have an impact on him and his health.


Honestly, I get the bi-partisan Lieberman play here, but my feeling is that the FBI Director should be someone who has an exemplary record in the career of law enforcement.


Just sayin' wink

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Reply #7 posted 05/20/17 5:19pm

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benni said:

Pokeno4Money said:


I think Joe would be a GREAT choice. He's a moderate, he's highly intelligent, and he's highly ethical. He has about as squeaky-clean a reputation as a politician can have. Yes he's considered boring, but who cares?

As for your age concerns, the 10-year-thing is irrelevant because generally everybody appointed to that position is gone within a shorter amount of time. The lone exceptions are Robert Mueller and the great J. Edgar Hoover.

Comey was only 3+ years.
Freeh was only 7+ years.
Sessions was only 5+ years.
Kelley was 4+ years.





I'm still out on this one. Concerned that he works for a law firm that has defended Trump. Regarding the age thing, he's already 75, so it is already still a concern that the stress and pace could have an impact on him and his health.


As long as he's not associated with the law firm going forward, shouldn't be an issue. As for the age thing, he's been out of the spotlight for a while so I have no idea if he's physically up to the job. Warren Buffett is 86 and he's still in a stressful position, some people can handle it at an advanced age. Joe has always been a very chill guy, if he stresses he certainly never shows it.

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Reply #8 posted 05/26/17 4:51am

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Lieberman removes himself from consideration - conflict of interest.

"When you have people who don't know about science standing in denial of it and rising to power - that is a recipe for the complete dismantling of our informed democracy" - Neil de Grasse Tyson
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Reply #9 posted 05/26/17 6:40am

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It's a shame Joe is out, but not surprising. He's a good guy, probably doesn't want to get involved in all the controversy.

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"When you have people who don't know about science standing in denial of it and rising to power - that is a recipe for the complete dismantling of our informed democracy" - Neil de Grasse Tyson
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Reply #11 posted 05/26/17 6:59am

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Pokeno4Money said:

benni said:


I'm still out on this one. Concerned that he works for a law firm that has defended Trump. Regarding the age thing, he's already 75, so it is already still a concern that the stress and pace could have an impact on him and his health.


As long as he's not associated with the law firm going forward, shouldn't be an issue. As for the age thing, he's been out of the spotlight for a while so I have no idea if he's physically up to the job. Warren Buffett is 86 and he's still in a stressful position, some people can handle it at an advanced age. Joe has always been a very chill guy, if he stresses he certainly never shows it.

Warren Buffet LOVES his work and does not consider it a job. He lives, eats, and breathes it. When it no longer interests him, he will stop. If you've seen the HBO special on him, he shows classic symptoms of AS or HFA...but that's neither here nor there.

Mr. Lieberman did take the high road and I must commend him on that. We lowly workers have to sign a conflict of interest paper every six months (I work with a national wholesale pharmaceutical). Why shouldn't our leaders be held to the exact same scrutiny we face in our everyday lives?

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Reply #12 posted 05/26/17 7:24am

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LadyLayla said:

Pokeno4Money said:


As long as he's not associated with the law firm going forward, shouldn't be an issue. As for the age thing, he's been out of the spotlight for a while so I have no idea if he's physically up to the job. Warren Buffett is 86 and he's still in a stressful position, some people can handle it at an advanced age. Joe has always been a very chill guy, if he stresses he certainly never shows it.

Warren Buffet LOVES his work and does not consider it a job. He lives, eats, and breathes it. When it no longer interests him, he will stop. If you've seen the HBO special on him, he shows classic symptoms of AS or HFA...but that's neither here nor there.

Mr. Lieberman did take the high road and I must commend him on that. We lowly workers have to sign a conflict of interest paper every six months (I work with a national wholesale pharmaceutical). Why shouldn't our leaders be held to the exact same scrutiny we face in our everyday lives?

Just my twocents



Agree, Lieberman displayed high ethics by removing himself from consideration.


Great HBO documentary on Buffett, btw.

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Reply #13 posted 05/26/17 7:48am

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LadyLayla said:

Pokeno4Money said:


As long as he's not associated with the law firm going forward, shouldn't be an issue. As for the age thing, he's been out of the spotlight for a while so I have no idea if he's physically up to the job. Warren Buffett is 86 and he's still in a stressful position, some people can handle it at an advanced age. Joe has always been a very chill guy, if he stresses he certainly never shows it.

Warren Buffet LOVES his work and does not consider it a job. He lives, eats, and breathes it. When it no longer interests him, he will stop. If you've seen the HBO special on him, he shows classic symptoms of AS or HFA...but that's neither here nor there.

Mr. Lieberman did take the high road and I must commend him on that. We lowly workers have to sign a conflict of interest paper every six months (I work with a national wholesale pharmaceutical). Why shouldn't our leaders be held to the exact same scrutiny we face in our everyday lives?

Just my twocents


Agreed on both points, both inspirational men.

Too bad about Joe, he would have been a big help removing illegals too.

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