President Trump on Wednesday said he will nominate former assistant attorney general Christopher Wray to be the next FBI director.
“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.
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
Wray, currently a litigation partner at King & Spalding, would replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who took over when James Comey was fired by Trump in May.
Wray has been in private practice for the past 12 years, and he’s recently been involved in representing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the Bridgegate case over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge.
The announcement comes as fired FBI director James Comey is set to publicly testify about Trump and the investigation into Russia’s interference in the election on Thursday.
Wray will need Senate confirmation to take over the bureau.