Trump's FBI Pick Praised By Dems

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June 7, 2017

President Trump's selection for the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, former assistant attorney general Christopher Wray, is already drawing praise from unlikely quarters.

Matthew Miller, a sharp critic of the president and a former spokesman for Attorney General Eric Holder, praised Wray's selection.

"Wray probably the best choice from the WH short list. His record in the Bush DOJ deserves scrutiny, but he's a serious, respectable pick," Miller said Wednesday on Twitter.

Senator Richard Blumenthal, a reliable Democrat from Connecticut, also expressed support for the selection on social media.

"FBI nominee Wray has solid credentials - now this job will require independence & guts to stand up to political interference," Blumenthal tweeted.

Even President Omaba's former ethics czar, Norm Eisen, who's been in the news for criticizing Trump, praised the pick.

"[W]ray is a good choice," he said, going on to defend the FBI pick from criticism from some Democrats over Wray's previous representation of former Trump transition chief New Jersey governor Chris Christie.

Trump announced Wednesday morning on Twitter his selection of Wray to replace James Comey, who was fired by the president last month.