Christopher A. Wray Trump's choice as new FBI Director

Wray is a former Assistant Attorney General

WASHINGTON, DC (WBRE/WYOU) - President Donald Trump has selected Christopher A. Wray, a former Assistant Attorney General, to be the next Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

In typical Trump style, the announcement came via tweet just before eight o'clock this morning, "I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow."

The announcement comes  just a day ahead of the man Trump fired, James Comey, is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Russia's alleged interference in last year's presidential election.

Comey was abruptly fired last month while he was investigating Russian hacking and potential ties between members of the Trump campaign and Moscow.

 Wray currently works at the King & Spalding law firm. 

In 2003, Wray was nominated by President George W. Bush as assistant attorney general in charge of the Department of Justice's criminal division. The Senate unanimously confirmed him. He served until 2005, and then returned to private practice, specializing in white-collar crime.

He was New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's personal attorney during the fallout of a scandal in which the governor's allies were ultimately convicted of delaying traffic at the George Washington Bridge in 2013 in retaliation against a Democratic mayor. Christie was never charged, and he maintains that he knew nothing about it until after it broke as a news story.


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