Washington, June 7: President Dold Trump announced on Wednesday he plans to nomite Christopher A. Wray, a former US Assistant Attorney General under President George W. Bush, to be the next FBI director. Wray, currently a litigation partner at DC-based law firm King & Spalding, would replace acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who took over when James Comey was fired by Trump in May, Fox News reported.
“I will be nomiting Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow,” Trump tweeted. The announcement comes ahead of a Sete hearing where McCabe, among others, was set to testify. Fired Federal Bureau of Investigation boss James Comey also was set to testify before a Sete committee on Thursday.
Wray will need Sete confirmation to take over as the FBI chief. Wray headed the Justice Department’s crimil division from 2003 to 2005 under Bush. (IANS)