President Trump nominates former assistant AG Christopher Wray for FBI Director

Early this morning, promising that more details will follow, President Trump sent out a tweet that he will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, “a man of impeccable credentials,” to the new Director of the FBI.

So who is Christopher A. Wray, age 50?

From Wikipedia:

From 2003 to 2005, he served as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division under the George W. Bush administration. He is currently a litigation partner for the private law firm King & Spalding.

Christopher Wray joined the government in 1997 as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. In 2001 he moved to the Justice Department as associate deputy attorney general and principal associate deputy attorney general.

In 2003 President George W. Bush nominated Wray as assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. This position required US Senate confirmation which Wray received unanimously. Wray was assistant attorney general from 2003 to 2005 where he worked under James Comey, then the Deputy Attorney General. While heading the Criminal Division, Wray oversaw prominent fraud investigations like Enron.

in 2005, Wray received the Edmund J. Randolph Award, the Department’s highest award for public service and leadership.

Wray joined King & Spalding in 2005 where he represented several Fortune 100 companies.

Wray acted as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s personal attorney during the Bridgegate scandal.

n 1989, Wray graduated from Yale University, than continued to earn his law degree in 1992 at Yale Law School. While at Yale, Wray was the executive editor of the Yale Law Journal. Wray spent a year clerking for Judge J. Michael Luttig of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Wray is married with two children and lives in Georgia.

Peter Jacobs of Business Insider calls the choice of Wray “a safe one for Trump”.

 

The Demonrats are already snarling.  Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), the leading Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee before which former FBI director James Comey will testify tomorrow, said Trump’s announcement of nominating Wray is “an effort to distract from our Senate hearings today & tomorrow.”

~Eowyn

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9 responses to “President Trump nominates former assistant AG Christopher Wray for FBI Director

  1. USAG Sessions will finally have an ally in the FBI. Great news, great timing.

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  2. Nothing will change with this guy in charge. He is recycled garbage. More of the same criminal Elite. He is an insider. More of the same old GARBAGE.
    Nothing new under the sun. Nothing!

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    • I’m sure YOU have a better choice. Attitudes like yours is a good part of what’s destroying America. Maybe you’d prefer to have Eric Holder back?

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  3. I was hoping for Trey Gowdy, but I think Wray will turn out to be a good choice.
    NOW—LOCK HILLARY UP! LOCK HER UP!!

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  4. I was glad it wasn’t Trey Gowdy, did research on the man and he was heavily aligned with pro-amnesty’s Club for Growth, headed by David McIntosh, who spent 3.3 million to destroy Trump’s chance of winning Iowa with false commercials and propaganda. It was horrible, he supported Cruz. there’s far more on Trey, but that should give some a head’s up. The entire show with Gowdy and Clinton, was just that, theater for the masses. They never intended to get her for anything.

    I hope this Wray is good, but has anyone done any research on him. I was certainly not a fan of any of the Bushes either.

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    • traildustfotm

      I must say it is interesting to watch all the “gotcha” moments when Trey went after Hillary and the other Obama malefactors, only to see that NOTHING came of it. How curious! It’s like when Bill Clinton became the only president to ever be impeached… and somehow he magically remained in office. We need to pray for God’s mercy on our nation.

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      • TD . . . With all the machinations that are currently going on . . . you have promoted the very best and only way to have peace as a nation . . . as you say . . . “pray for God’s mercy on our nation.

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