Trump To Nominate Christopher Wray To Head FBI

President Donald Trump says he’ll nominate a former Justice Department official as FBI director.

Trump’s tweets that his choice — lawyer Christopher Wray — is “a man of impeccable credentials.”

There’s no more information in the two-sentence tweet that ends, “Details to follow.”

Wray emerged from a list of former prosecutors, politicians and law enforcement officials interviewed by Trump since the president fired FBI Director James Comey last month.

Wray works at the King & Spalding law firm. He represented New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during the investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case.

Two former Christie aides were convicted of plotting to close bridge lanes to punish a Democratic mayor who wouldn’t endorse the Republican governor.

Wray worked for the Justice Department under President George W. Bush.

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  1. Joe Levin
    Joe Levin says:

    US President Donald Trump announced that he would nominate former Assistant Attorney General Christopher A. Wray to replace James Comey as the Director of the FBI.

    Trump made the announcement on his Twitter account.

    “I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow,” the President wrote.

    Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey last month. Comey had come under criticism for his handling of the investigation in former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s use of a private email server while in office and for his handling of the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election last year.

    Wray served as the head the US Department of Justice’s Criminal Division from 2003-2005 under former President George W. Bush. He currently works for the King & Spalding law firm, and represented New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during the ‘Bridgegate’ investigation.

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