By Griffen Smith | USA
Wednesday morning the President nominated Christopher A. Wray as the new FBI director. He tweeted out “I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI . Details to follow.”
Here’s some background on the President’s pick:
Christopher Wray has been around politics for awhile. He is a graduate of Yale law school and joined the Justice department in 1997 as a prosecutor for the northern district of Georgia. In 2001, Mr. Wray came to Washington to work as an associate deputy attorney general in the Justice Department. President George W. Bush later nominated him to serve as assistant Attorney General in charge of the criminal division, he served there from 2003 to 2005 and then became a private attorney. In 2013, he served as Chris Christie’s personal attorney for the Bridge-gate scandal that involved the governor closing lanes of the George Washington bridge to attack political opponents. Christie was not charged but two of his close allies were. Wray currently works as a litigation partner at King and Spalding Law in DC and works in “white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement matters”
His nomination comes one day before the former FBI director, James Comey, is set to testify to the Senate Intelligence Committee about Trump’s connection to Russia and the 2016 election.
This nomination must be approved by the senate.