True to form, early this morning, Trump announced through Twitter, his pick for FBI Director is Christopher A. Wray.
Wray is no stranger to the Department of Justice – working there from 2003-2005. However, its his vigilance in going after RICO violators.
A far cry from James Comey and his dubious ties to the Clintons and other nefarious actors within our government, we can hope there’s some good things to come from a new FBI under his management.
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
- Born in 1967, he got both his undergraduate and JD from Yale (1989/1992 respectively). He was executive editor of the Yale Law Review while in law school.
- In 1997, he was an assistant US Attorney in Georgia and then in 2001 went to the Justice Department to work as an associate deputy attorney general and principal associate deputy attorney general.
- Wray was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2003 to the Department of Justice where he headed the criminal division, overseeing fraud investigations like Enron.
- In 2005, he received the Edmund J. Randolph Award and went into private practice, joining the law firm King and Spalding in Georgia where he represented many Fortune 100s.
- His political connections are found when he acted as the personal attorney for NJ Governor Chris Christie during the Bridgegate scandal.
- He’s married with two children.