Senate Confirms Christopher Wray as New FBI Director

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By on August 1, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Portrait of Christopher A. Wray

Christopher A. Wray

The Senate voted overwhelmingly today to confirm Christopher Wray as the new FBI Director.

In a 92-5 vote, Wray was confirmed to become the new leader of the agency. He had been nominated by President Trump in June after the previous Director, James Comey, was fired.

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.

“If I am given the honor of leading this agency, I will never allow the FBI’s work to be driven by anything other than the facts, the law, and the impartial pursuit of justice. Period,” Wray said in his opening remarks at his confirmation hearing last month.

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