President Trump announced Wednesday morning that he will nominate former Assistant Attorney General Christopher Wray to replace former FBI Director James Comey.
Comey was fired last month as he was investigating links between members of the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 Presidential Election.
In 2003, Wray was nominated by President George W. Bush as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division. He served until 2005 and then returned to private practice, specializing in white collar crime.
Trump calls Wray “A man of impeccable character.”
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