Meet James Comey’s official replacement.
President Trump has a new FBI director: Christopher Wray, who was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday by an overwhelming margin of 92-5. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued a statement that read, “Mr. Wray possesses the skill, the character, and the unwavering commitment to impartial enforcement of the law that we need in a FBI Director.”
Here are six things you need to know about Wray.
1. Wray has an impressive resume in both public and private law. Here is his biography from the Department of Justice (DOJ) website:
Christopher Asher Wray was born in 1967. He graduated from Yale University in 1989 and received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1992. He then clerked for Judge J. Michael Luttig of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In 1993, Mr. Wray started working in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1997, he joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia. In 2001, he served at Main Justice as an Associate Deputy Attorney General and, later, as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General.
Wray has since been working with the King & Spalding law firm.
2. King & Spalding won Law360’s”White Collar Group of the Year” award in February thanks to work done by the firm’s group that Wray chaired. Some of the cases that Law360 highlighted as reasoning for King & Spalding winning the award included: