by Sharon Rondeau

(Jun. 7, 2017) — At approximately 7:45 AM EDT, President Donald Trump tweeted, “I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow.”

To The Post & Email’s knowledge, Wray’s name had not come up in news reports which mentioned possible replacements for James B. Comey, who Trump fired on May 9.

Directly after Trump’s announcement, NPR reported that Wray “worked in the Justice Department during President George W. Bush’s administration.”

Trump’s selection of Wray follows at least two reported rounds of candidate interviews which included Acting Director Andrew McCabe, former Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman, and several FBI field supervisors. Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly was also on an early list of possible nominees.

Within minutes, CBS’s Mark Knoller released information about Wray:

Wray is currently in private practice at King & Spauling LLP in Atlanta, where he supervises white-collar criminal investigations and complaints from whistleblowers.

He graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in 1989, earning his law degree from Yale Law in 1992.

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  1. Jonathan,

    I just wish Trump had also picked an AG from outside the Washington establishment. Any hope of ever seeing Obama revealed as the usurper he was/is was dimmed when a member of Congress for the entire 8 years of Obama, Jeff Sessions, was picked as the AG. How would Sessions explain his 8 years of silence while he watched an identity fraud con-artist destroy America? He violated his sworn oath to, “protect the Constitution from her enemies, both foreign and domestic”, as did everyone else in Congress during Obama’s usurpation.

    If Sessions resigns I think that would be a good thing.