|A new director to the FBI. Will he be independent or a Trump lackey?|
Today's announcement of FBI director comes on the eve of James Comey's testimony.
Christopher Wray is the choice of Donald J. Trump. This choice is supposed to calm the storm that the junk food media was brewing about the Comey hearing.
"I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow," Trump shared on social media.
Wray headed up the Justice Department's criminal division from 2003 to 2005 under George W. Bush. He is a litigation partner at the Washington, DC firm King & Spalding, where he chairs the firm's Special Matters and Government Investigations Practice Group.
This replacement came at a price. Many of the most recognizable ones drops out.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), former senator Joe Lieberman, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), and Alice Fisher were top choices. They declined the nomination.
Wray is a Yale Law school graduate, where he served as an executive editor of the Yale Law Journal.