President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he plans to nominate Christopher Wray, who previously served as assistant attorney general, to be the new FBI Director, The Daily Caller reports.
During the George W Bush presidency, Wray was the assistant attorney general who saw the administration’s criminal division, which has the authority on investigations into corporate fraud.
Trump took to Twitter to make the announcement. “I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow,” he wrote.
Wray currently works as a litigation partner at King & Spalding. He also represented New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Trump ally, during the “Bridgegate” scandal.
He will replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe.
The position has been vacant for the past month after James Comey was fired by Trump in May.