McConnell confident in Christopher Wray as FBI Director

06/07/2017 04:37 PM

President Donald Trump announced his nomination of Christopher Wray to become the next Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations on Wednesday morning with a tweet.

Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey on May 9.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, expressed his confidence in Trump’s selection of Wray on Wednesday afternoon in a news release.

“The work of an FBI Director is difficult, but I am confident that Christopher Wray is more than qualified and quite capable of shouldering this important responsibility,” McConnell said. “That is what the American people expect and what the country deserves.”

Wray served as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division under the George W. Bush administration. He is currently a litigation partner with the law firm King & Spalding. While with the firm he acted as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s personal attorney during the “bridgegate” scandal.

The President’s announcement comes the day before Comey is set to testify before the Senate intelligence committee.

Madeline Janicki

Madeline is a producer for Spectrum News. You can watch her work on Pure Politics, the only statewide nightly show dedicated solely to Kentucky Politics. Madeline is an Indiana native and received her degree in Communications from Indiana University. Her background is as a news producer but her passion for civic engagement and drive to bring voters information on issues that impact their lives brought her to Pure Politics. Here she gets to work on projects like her multi-part digital series on how the national group Teach For America is working in Eastern Kentucky Schools. If you have a story idea, email her at


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