Trump Makes His Nomination For FBI Director; It’s Not Who You Would Expect
On Wednesday, just a day before former Director James Comey is set to give his testimony, President Donald Trump revealed his nomination of Christopher Wray as the new FBI Director.
Trump made the announcement in a tweet saying, “I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow.”
Although Wray was not placed on the original list of people considered for the new FBI Director, he does have relevant experience for the position. Wray served as the lawyer for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during the Fort Lee lane closure scandal. Additionally, Wray was an assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice during former President George W. Bush’s tenure.
Wray now works as a corporate litigator for the international law firm called King & Spalding.
“In a way this comes out of the blue,” stated Pegues. “He is not well-known in national circles, but he is someone well-known in Republican circles. … He is someone whose name in a way comes out of the blue because his name was not on the original list.”
Trump announced his decision to nominate Wray just a day before former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Comey will make the argument that the President urged him to stop investigating former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.