President Trump nominates Christopher Wray to head the FBI
By Brian Seay
Christopher Wray worked for the Justice Department for several years beginning in 2001.
In an early morning tweet Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced he’ll nominate Christopher Wray to lead 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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2017
Trump called Wray “a man of impeccable credentials.”
Currently a criminal defense lawyer in Washington, Wray has served in several roles inside the Department of Justice. Months before 9/11, Wray became the Associate Deputy Attorney General of the DOJ, according to an official announcement from the White House. He also led the Justice Department’s Criminal Division from 2003 to 2005.
“We have found our man in Chris Wray,” wrote Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a statement released Wednesday. Many Republicans agreed with Sessions.
“I don’t know the guy, but I’ve looked at his resume,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan. “He seems like to me, he’s the perfect kind of person. I thought we should have a career person take over the FBI, someone with a deep bench of experience. He certainly seems to fit that bill.”
“The president deserves extraordinary credit for going through a deliberative