President Trump Taps Former Assistant AG Christopher Wray as Next FBI Chief
President Donald Trump announced on Twitter on Wednesday he was choosing former Assistant Attorney General Christopher Wray as the next FBI Chief.
Trump made the announcement on Twitter this morning.
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
Christopher Wray was Governor Chris Christie’s lawyer during the Bridgegate matter.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
President Donald Trump is tapping former Assistant Attorney General Chris Wray to serve as the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the president said in a tweet Wednesday morning.
Mr. Wray, a former senior Justice Department official who has since served as a white-collar defense lawyer, met with Mr. Trump late last month at the White House for an interview.
“I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI,” Mr. Trump. “Details to follow.”
The selection of Mr. Wray caps a month-long search that began in May after Mr. Trump fired then-FBI Director James Comey.
Mr. Wray has represented New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a top Trump ally, in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure controversy.
Wray reportedly gave $35,000 to the GOP candidates over the years.
Chris Wray, who Trump interviewed for FBI today, gave about $35,000 to GOP. Can't even get it in one screenshot. Not exactly non-political. pic.twitter.com/ShuVd5spWc
— Eric Schmeltzer (@JustSchmeltzer) May 30, 2017
Wray met with President Trump last week in the White House.
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) June 7, 2017