WASHINGTON — President Trump will nominate Christopher A. Wray to be his new FBI director, the president tweeted.
Wray is a former Justice Department official who was New Jersey Gov. Christie’s lawyer.
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
Trump’s tweets that Wray _ is “a man of impeccable credentials.”
Wray emerged from a list of former prosecutors, politicians and law enforcement officials interviewed by Trump since the president fired FBI Director James Comey last month.
Wray works at the King & Spalding law firm. He represented New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during the investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case. Two former Christie aides were convicted of plotting to close bridge lanes to punish a Democratic mayor who wouldn’t endorse the Republican governor.
Wray worked for the Justice Department under President George W. Bush.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.