Christopher Wray, President Trump's nominee to head the FBI, arrives at his Senate confirmation hearing. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Christopher Wray, President Trump's nominee to head the FBI, arrived at his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday. Wray would succeed James Comey, whom Trump fired in May. Disclosure forms produced for the Office of Government Ethics show Wray earned $9.2 million last year as a partner in an international law firm, where he worked for clients ranging from Credit Suisse Group and Wells Fargo to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Forms also show Wray is expected to receive millions more in payments when he leaves the King & Spalding law firm on his confirmation as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Wray's financial disclosure forms show he provided legal services to a number of large international corporations, including Johnson & Johnson, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Georgia-Pacific and SunTrust Banks He also provided legal services to Christie during the "Bridgegate" scandal in which two of the Republican governor's former associates were convicted of plotting to close down access lanes at the George Washington Bridge for nearly a week in 2013 in an act of political retribution. If he is confirmed, Wray will have 90 days to dispose of millions of dollars worth of stock he owns in firms ranging from Apple Inc and American Airlines to Wal-Mart and Exxon Mobil, Lofthus said. Wray served at the U.S. Justice Department from 2003 to 2005 under Republican President George W. Bush as an assistant attorney general in charge of its criminal division and oversaw the department's Enron task force.