U.S. President Donald Trump says he plans to nominate Christopher Wray, a former U.S. assistant attorney general under President George W. Bush, to lead the FBI. Linda So reports.
U.S. President Donald Trump says he plans to nominate Christopher Wray to be the new FBI director. The news came in a Wednesday morning tweet, Trump describing Wray as a man of impeccable credentials. Wray served as a U.S. assistant attorney general under former President George W. Bush. He's now in private practice at the D.C.-based law firm King & Spalding, where he chairs the firm's Special Matters and Government Investigations Practice Group. The announcement comes a day before former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify in a highly anticipated hearing about the investigation into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia. And whether Trump tried to pressure him into ending the bureau's investigation. Trump abruptly fired Comey last month, sparking accusations that he had dismissed Comey to hinder the FBI probe.