Trump to nominate Wray to be FBI director

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.

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.

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