President Trump tweets nomination announcement for new FBI director

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WASHINGTON, DC – Wednesday morning President Trump announced plans to nominate Christopher A. Wray to be the next Director of the FBI.

Christopher A. Wray
(U.S. Department of Justice)

President Trump’s announcement comes one day before former FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump fired last month, is set to testify in a bombshell hearing before the Senate.

According to the Department of Justice website, Wray headed up the Justice Department’s criminal division from 2003 to 2005 under President George W. Bush and is currently a litigation partner at the DC-based law firm King & Spalding, where he chairs the firm’s Special Matters and Government Investigations Practice Group.