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Donald Trump to nominate Christopher Wray as new FBI director

AP Washington 07 Jun 2017, 18:13:21 IST

President Donald Trump says he’ll nominate a former justice department official as FBI director.

Trump’s tweets that his choice—lawyer Christopher Wray—is “a man of impeccable credentials.”

There’s no more information in the two-sentence tweet that ends, “Details to follow.”

Wray emerged from a list of former prosecutors, politicians and law enforcement officials interviewed by Trump since the president fired FBI director James Comey last month.

Wray works at the King & Spalding law firm. He represented New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during the investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case. Two former Christie aides were convicted of plotting to close bridge lanes to punish a Democratic mayor who wouldn’t endorse the Republican governor.

Wray worked for the justice department under President George W. Bush.