Wednesday, 2 August 2017

U.S. Senate confirms Christopher Wray as new FBI Director

The U.S Senate has confirmed President Trump’s choice of Christopher Wray as FBI Director, finally filling up the position which had been vacant almost three months, Fox reports.

After the vote, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley said; “The good work of the FBI has been overshadowed recently by controversies, but I hope this confirmation turns the page and begins a new, shining chapter for our nation’s leading law enforcement agency”.  The Senate voted 92 to 5 to approve Wray’s nomination.

Former FBI Director James Comey was fired abruptly in May by the president and Wray was selected as his choice to replace Comey in July”. During his confirmation hearing, Wray said, “I believe to my core that there’s only one right way to do this job, and that is with strict independence. By the book. Playing it straight. Faithful to the Constitution.”

Wray’s former working experience includes working as a partner at the King & Spalding law firm, from May 2001 to May 2005, he held various high-ranking positions in the Justice Department, head of the criminal division in September 2003. He also served as principal associate deputy attorney general.

He was a federal prosecutor in the U.S. attorney’s office for the Northern District of Georgia from May 1997 to May 2001.

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