Trump to nominate ex-Justice Department official to lead FBI

Trump to nominate ex-Justice Department official to lead FBI

Comey's dismissal came just weeks after he testified in front of the House Committee on Intelligence, during which he took the rare step of confirming that the FBI was investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election and "any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts".

Keen to crack down on leaks, the Trump administration quickly announced the arrest of 25-year-old intelligence contractor Reality Winner on charges she violated the espionage act.

With the post having been empty since Comey's firing on May 9, Trump and his team had considered a number of people for the post.

Here's what you need to know about Trump's newest nominee. In May 2001, he rose to become an associate deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice. The group urged the Senate to press him on those connections.

Wray's nomination ends a almost month-long search to replace Comey.

In May, Yates testified in front of a Senate judiciary subcommittee regarding the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation, particularly former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn's contact with Russia's Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak.

Wray has previously served as an assistant attorney general during the George W Bush presidency.

Wray said he was honored to be selected. Some Democrats have said impeachment proceedings should begin against him. There, he led investigations, prosecutions and policy development.

Wray has given $53,350 to Republican candidates, committees and his law firm's PAC since 2007, including to John McCain in 2008, Mitt Romney in 2012, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee in 2016, FEC records show. Nunn was a former partner at the firm.

He said Wray, who is 50, had "impeccable credentials". Dianne Feinstein, also wasn't told. Rumors swirled that top officials - including Comey and then-FBI Director Robert Mueller - were preparing their resignations over the White House action. Orrin Hatch, said Wray had "impeccable credentials, vast experience and strong support across the board".

Another GOP senator was more cautious. James Lankford, a member of the Senate intelligence committee. "He won't be pushed around by Trump or [Attorney General Jeff] Sessions like [Deputy Attorney General Rod] Rosenstein was", the attorney tells Newsweek.

Other former colleagues universally applauded Wray on Wednesday. He says all Americans can have confidence in Wray.

From 1997 to 2001, Wray served as an assistant USA attorney in north Georgia.

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As a result, global trade volumes were seen growing 4.6% this year, almost double the rate seen in 2016. The weaker USA outlook was offset by slightly improved perspectives for the euro zone, Japan and China.

As his career progressed, he served as an Associate Deputy Attorney-General at US Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, DC, later becoming Principal Associate Deputy Attorney-General.

Wray is a traditional choice for the job.

Trump said this in a statement on Twitter.

But Ryan says Wray seems like "the flawless kind of person" to succeed fired FBI Director James Comey.

President Trump on Wednesday said he meant to nominate former assistant attorney general Christopher Wray to be the next FBI Director.

"Wray probably the best choice from the WH short list".

Rep. Mike Conaway of Texas said, "At first blush, he seems like a great choice to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

Mr. Trump has been tight-lipped about the hearing, telling reporters, "I wish him luck".

"I think he may be a good pick".

Between attacking his own justice department and the mayor of London, Donald Trump's tweets haven't been too presidential this week.

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

Christie, who has informally advised Trump, was not charged in the bridge case.

Wray worked for the Justice Department under President George W. Bush.

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