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Who is Christopher Wray, Trump’s Pick to be New FBI Director?


On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced that he has selected Christopher Wray to be the new Director of the FBI. “I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Well, here are some details. Wray is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he was Executive Editor of the Yale Law Journal. He went on to clerk for Judge J. Michael Luttig of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and later went on to become an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Georgia. Wray then served as Associate Deputy Attorney General before becoming the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. He was unanimously confirmed by the Senate for that position, which he held until 2005, when he joined the law firm King & Spalding.

At King & Spalding, Wray oversaw investigation matters involving U.S. Attorney’s Offices. He represented New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during the investigation of the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal commonly known as “Bridgegate.” reached out to Wray for comment and will update should he respond.

Wray would be filling the position that was held until recently by James Comey, who Trump fired. Comey will be testifying before the Senate on Thursday to discuss issues surrounding the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia.

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