Trump chooses former Bush Justice Department official as new FBI Director
Posted: 8:17 am Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
By Staff Writer
Almost a month after firing James Comey from the post of FBI Director, President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that he will nominate Christopher Wray, a former Justice Department official in the Bush Administration, as his choice for head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
“I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI,” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter.
The President has interviewed a number of candidates in recent weeks, but seemed to be having trouble zeroing in on a final pick.
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“Chris Wray is tough, qualified, and principled,” said Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE). “I look forward to sitting down with him to discuss both his commitment to our justice system and his vision for restoring public trust.”