President Donald Trump said he planned to nominate Christopher A. Wray, a former assistant attorney general who oversaw the criminal division for President George W. Bush, as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Trump in a tweet early Wednesday described Wray as "a man of impeccable credential." Wray would replace former FBI Director James Comey, whom the president fired a month ago, resulting in a political firestorm, because the FBI boss was in the midst of an investigation into Russia's relationship with members of Trump's administration, notably national-security adviser Michael Flynn. The president's tweet announcing his intention to pick Wray also comes just ahead of a highly anticipated Senate hearing, which will feature Comey. Wray currently works as a partner at King & Spalding.
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