Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Trump Announces via twitter Christopher A Wray's Nomination for 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.

Christopher Asher Wray (born 1967)[1] is an American lawyer. From 2003 to 2005, he served as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division under the George W. Bush administration. He is currently a litigation partner for the private law firm King & Spalding.[2] On June 7, 2017, President Donald Trump has announced his intention to nominate Wray for Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.[3]
n 1989, Wray graduated from Yale University, then continued to earn his law degree in 1992 at Yale Law School. While at Yale, Wray was the executive editor of the Yale Law Journal. Wray spent a year clerking for Judge J. Michael Luttig of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.[4]
Government service
Christopher Wray joined the government in 1997 as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. In 2001 he moved to the Justice Department as associate deputy attorney general and principal associate deputy attorney general.[4]
In 2003 President George W. Bush nominated Wray as assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.[1] This position required US Senate confirmation which Wray received unanimously. Wray was assistant attorney general from 2003 to 2005 where he worked under James Comey, then the Deputy Attorney General. While heading the Criminal Division, Wray oversaw prominent fraud investigations like Enron.[4] In 2005, Wray received the Edmund J. Randolph Award, the Department’s highest award for public service and leadership.[1]
Private law practice

Wray joined King & Spalding in 2005 as a litigation partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., and Atlanta offices. He represented several Fortune 100 companies and chaired the King & Spalding Special Matters and Government Investigations Practice Group.[2]During his time at King & Spalding, Wray acted as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's personal attorney during the Bridgegate scandal.[5][4][6] During the scandal, defense attorneys for a pair of Christie's inner circle sought access to Christie's missing cellphone.[7] Two years later, the phone turned up in Wray's possession.[8][6]

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