Pres. Trump Announces Nominee For New FBI Director

President Donald Trump took to Twitter this morning to announce that Christopher Wray would be his nominee for FBI Director, one day ahead of the scheduled testimony of former FBI Director James Comey before Congress.

House Speaker Paul Ryan also appeared caught off-guard by Wray's nomination. Ryan said he favoured a "career person" and that Wray "certainly seems to fit that bill".

Wray is now a partner at the law firm King & Spalding, and he chairs the firm's Special Matters and Government Investigations Practice Group.

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Among Wray's credentials is a stint as the assistant attorney general leading the Justice Department's criminal division, from 2003 to 2005. Wray was one of several lawyers to personally represent the governor in the aftermath of the George Washington Bridge lane closure, in which two former aides were convicted of plotting to close lanes of the bridge to punish a Democratic mayor who wouldn't endorse the governor.

Wray's nomination concludes a whrilwind search for someone to replace Comey that has seen multiple candidates remove their own names from consideration. Wray took charge of a task force of prosecutors and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents created to investigate the Enron scandal.

After a search that focused on political figures - including former U.S. Sen.

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During his appearance before the Senate intelligence committee, Mr Comey is expected to describe his encounters with the president in the weeks before he was sacked on May 9. Trump has said that he fired Comey partially because of the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Christie said at a news conference last week that he worked together with Wray "a lot". He's an outstanding lawyer. "The President asked us to look for an FBI Director who has integrity, who understands and is committed to the rule of law, and who is dedicated to protecting the American people from crime, gangs, and terrorists". Christie himself was not charged in the scandal.

Wray is a personal attorney for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a major supporter of Trump who is often mentioned as a possible future high-ranking administration post. After that ruling, Christie's office revealed that Wray had the phone.

Christie had previously said he "gave it to the government" a while earlier, but the USA attorney's office said it never had the phone.

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