US President Donald Trump will nominate Christopher Wray as the new Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The news was confirmed by the US President himself who posted on Twitter about it on Wednesday evening. “I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow,” Trump wrote. Wray currently works in private practice, according to Daily News. He is considered one of the top litigators in white-collar crime and government investigations. If selected. Wray will replace James Comey who was ousted by the Trump administration on May 9 in a decision that left most people shocked.
Earlier, Comey had told the House of Representatives intelligence committee on March 20 that the FBI was probing Moscow’s role in the election, including possible Trump campaign collusion. He is scheduled to be testified in Congress this week. “I would expect him to hew pretty closely to facts and events,” said Jack Sharman, a partner at Lightfoot, Franklin and White and former special counsel to a congressional committee that investigated President Bill Clinton in the 1990s. Democrats have accused Trump of firing Comey to upend the FBI’s Russia probe.
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
However, most of the senior Democrats have denied Moscow’s role in Trump’s win. “I know that there are going to be members who want to hear from Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein about his involvement in the (Comey) firing,” Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, told Reuters. “My hope will be that Admiral Rogers and Director Coats won’t try to hide behind executive privilege … about the press reports about the president asking them to downplay the Russia investigation,” Warner added