Trump Names New FBI Director

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By on June 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

President Trump announced this morning that he will be nominating Christopher A. Wray to lead the FBI.

Portrait of Christopher A. Wray

Christopher A. Wray

Trump made the announcement in a tweet and said details would be forthcoming.

Wray would replace former director James Comey who was fired by Trump last month.

Wray is a litigation partner with the King and Spalding law firm. He previously served from 2003 to 2005 as the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division, having been nominated by President Bush.

According to his bio with the King and Spalding firm, in that position with DOJ, Wray “led investigations, prosecutions, and policy development in nearly all areas of federal criminal law, including securities fraud, healthcare fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and trade sanctions violations, bank secrecy and money laundering offenses, public corruption, intellectual property piracy and cybercrime.”

The bio added, “[Wray] was also integral to the DOJ’s response to the 9/11 attacks and played a key role in the oversight of legal and operational actions in the continuing war on terrorism.”

Wray received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Yale.

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