Domenica, 23 Settembre, 2018

Trump picks former Justice Department official to lead FBI

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Parmenio Sano | 08 Giugno, 2017, 11:49

Mr Wray served under George W Bush as an assistant attorney general from 2003 to 2005.

Donald Trump had tweeted regarding the new appointment where he called Christopher A Wray "a man of impeccable credentials" and said details of the nomination will follow. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., a member of the Judiciary Committee, said in a statement.

Senators who will be responsible for confirming President Donald Trump's newly-named FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray said Wednesday they were not informed of the decision in advance, something that has been a common practice in the past.

Five hours after Trump's announcement, Grassley issued a statement saying, "I'm grateful for the President's thorough consultation throughout this process". He was among the top Justice Department officials who planned to resign en masse with Comey and then-FBI Director Robert Mueller after top White House officials attempted in 2004 to reinstate a warrantless domestic surveillance program that the Justice Department had ruled illegal.

Trump had also asked Comey to drop his investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's Russian Federation connections, according to Washington Post.

Wray said he was honored to be selected.

He said he looked forward to leading "an extraordinary group of men and women who have dedicated their careers to protecting this country".

Wray headed the department's criminal division in the Bush administration and oversaw investigations into corporate fraud. But Wray is a good choice, a much better choice than any of the politicians I previously saw floated, and a much better choice than I expected Trump to make. Joe Lieberman of CT, and some FBI agents anxious that Trump would try to politicize the bureau.

Christie voted for Guadagno, but on Wednesday said he will have little impact on the election. After this week, Congress is only in session for six weeks before the five-week August recess. He served on the President's Corporate Fraud Task Force and oversaw the Enron Task Force and other major fraud investigations, both around the country and internationally.


Many lawmakers have said Trump should pick a career law enforcement professional. Comey could offer new details regarding discussions with Trump about the federal investigation into Russia's election meddling and possible coordination with the Trump campaign. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said.

"Chris Wray has an excellent record of public service, " said Wainstein, who also had been a candidate for the top Federal Bureau of Investigation job.

"I have the utmost confidence in Chris", Christie told NJ.com last week. "I don't believe that people care about endorsements generally", Christie said.

Christie was not charged in the case.

He represented Christie in the Bridgegate political scandal that resulted in two of the governor's aides being convicted.

The New York Times reported this week that, after one awkward encounter in the White House, Mr Comey asked Jeff Sessions, the attorney-general, to see to it that he was not left alone with Mr Trump.

The now 50-year-old Wray is a 1992 Yale Law School graduate and started in government in 1997 for the Northern District of Georgia as an assistant U.S. Attorney.

For his part, Christie heaped praise on Wray in a recent interview.

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