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5 Things You Need To Know About Christopher Wray, Trump's Nomination For FBI Director

5 Things You Need To Know About Christopher Wray, Trump's Nomination For FBI Director

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Christopher Wray to be the next director of the FBI. Trump has been searching for a nominee since he fired former FBI Director James Comey last month.

He are five facts to know about Wray.

1) Led the Criminal Division Under George W. Bush

Wray was nominated in 2003 by President George W. Bush to service as an Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division and received a unanimous confirmation vote in the Senate. For two years, he played a vital role in cases ranging from fraud to terrorism to restoring integrity to the financial markets.

2) Represented Chris Christie

He represented New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during the “Bridgegate” controversy. Christie ended up being cleared of all criminal charges.

3) Serves As A Litigation Partner

Wray is a litigation partner in D.C. and Atlanta where he chairs the King & Spalding Special Matters and Government Investigations Practice Group. His group has been nominated twice by Law360 as the “White-Collar Group of the Year,” and has received numerous other recognitions.

4) A Yale Graduate

Wray graduated from Yale Law School in 1992 and was the executive editor of the Yale Law Journal, according to the King and Spalding.

5) Already Receiving Widespread Support

Norm Eisen, who has been a critic of President Trump, tweeted, "he's very respected in white collar bar (where I practiced for decades before becoming watchdog), did good job on enron, I endorse him."

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