Trump To Nominate Christopher Wray As FBI Director: 'A Man of Impeccable Credentials'

Chris Menahan
Jun. 07, 2017

President Trump announced Wednesday morning he plans to nominate Christoper Wray to be the 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.

RT has more on Wray's background:
Currently working for global law firm King & Spalding, Wray served as assistant attorney general at the US Justice Department between 2003 and 2005. Nominated by then-President George W. Bush, Wray led several major corporate fraud investigations, including the team tasked with probing the Enron scandal.

He acted as former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s personal attorney during the ‘Bridgegate’ controversy, an investigation into the closure of lanes on George Washington Bridge in an alleged effort to spite political opponents.

The Yale Law School graduate is ranked by many leading publications as a leading litigator in white-collar crime, with legal directory ‘Chambers’ describing him as “a renowned heavy hitter in this space.”
More from NPR:
Wray has been in private practice for the past 12 years, working in litigation as a partner at the King & Spalding law firm in Washington and Atlanta. Before that, he spent nearly a decade in the Justice Department, focusing on corporate fraud in addition to trade sanctions, money laundering, and other areas of the law.

...From 2003 to 2005, Wray was the assistant attorney general leading the Justice Department's criminal division. In that post, he worked under attorneys general John Ashcroft and Alberto Gonzales — as well as former FBI Director James Comey, who was then the deputy attorney general.

From 1997 to 2001, Wray was an assistant U.S. attorney in north Georgia. In May of 2001, he rose to become an associate deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice.

According to his law firm bio, Wray "has substantial federal appellate experience, including successful oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Eleventh Circuit sitting en banc and before the U.S. Supreme Court."
Judge Napolitano said Wray was not interviewed by Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein at the Department of Justice and this signals Trump may be going his own way:

That sounds like a good sign.

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