May 19, 2017
Joe Lieberman is in the running for FBI Director. Trump may think that appointing a Democrat to the position may appease Democrats in Congress. By appointing Lieberman, Trump would be further empowering the establishment and those that hate him. Lieberman is good friends with Senator John McCain, another Trump opponent. Lieberman has long wanted to emulate the Chinese control of the internet. "Right now China, the government, can disconnect parts of its Internet in case of war and we need to have that here too." While in the Senate, Lieberman introduced legislation called, “Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010,” or the “kill switch” bill. The act would have given the President emergency powers over the internet.