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Senate confirms Christopher Wray as FBI Director

WASHINGTON- The Senate Tuesday evening confirmed President Donald Trump’s choice for FBI director, Christopher Wray.

The upper chamber approved the nomination in 92-5 vote.

Wray is tasked with leading the Bureau in a tumultuous atmosphere. President Trump in May fired then-director James Comey, who was investigating allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

Wray during his confirmation hearing last month told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he would resign rather than carry out an order from the President he deemed unlawful. Wray testified that Bureau investigations would be conducted without any pretense of political bias.

Wray testified that he would cooperate with Independent Counsel Robert Muller’s investigation into allegations of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

Wray is a partner at the Atlanta-based law firm King & Spalding. He served in the Bush administration from 2003-2005 and also worked in the Clinton Justice Department during the late 1990s as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.

This article is republished with permission from Talk Media News 


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