While Democrats and the media wait with baited breath to hear potentially newsworthy Senate testimony from former FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump made a newsworthy move of his own Wednesday by naming his nominee to replace Comey at the Bureau, The Washington Post reported.
Trump announced via Twitter that he has nominated Christopher A. Wray as the head of the FBI.
An Atlanta-based attorney who has worked as a white-collar criminal defense lawyer, Wray also served for a few years in the Department of Justice during former President George W. Bush’s administration as head of the Criminal Division.
I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow,” Trump tweeted early Wednesday 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
Trump is certainly correct about Wray’s “impeccable credentials.” Wray is agraduate of Yale Law School, and clerked for a justice on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2003, he was nominated by former President Bush as assistant attorney general in charge of the Criminal Division, where he served until 2005.