President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he will nominate Christopher A. Wray to be the next FBI director.
The announcement comes a little less than a month after Trump fired James Comey, who will testify Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
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Trump tweeted the decision out Wednesday morning and called Wray "a man of impeccable credentials." The president had considered a wide range of people over the past month for the post, including former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I.. Conn.) and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.).
Wray is currently a litigation partner at the law firm King & Spalding. He previously worked at the Department of Justice during the George W. Bush administration and was Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia from 1997 to 2001, according to NBC News.
Wray will have to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
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