President Trump Nominates Christopher Wray for FBI Director…

Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Christopher A. Wray for the position of Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Mr. Wray is currently a partner at King & Spalding, an international law firm.

[White House] Mr. Wray has been recognized throughout his career as a leader in the field of white-collar criminal defense and government investigations. As Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice from 2003 to 2005, Mr. Wray helped address the surge of corporate fraud scandals that plagued our financial markets.

Upon his departure from the Department, Mr. Wray received the Edmund J. Randolph Award, the Department’s highest honor for public service and leadership. Mr. Wray graduated cum laude from Yale University in 1989 and received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1992.

“I am proud to announce Christopher as my choice as the Director of the FBI. During his previous service at the Department of Justice, Christopher was the leader of major fraud investigations, and was a key part of the team overseeing the Justice Department’s actions in the war on terrorism following the 9/11 attacks,” said President Trump. “He is an impeccably qualified individual, and I know that he will again serve his country as a fierce guardian of the law and model of integrity once the Senate confirms him to lead the FBI.

“It is a great honor to be selected by the President to return to the Department of Justice as Director of the FBI,” said Mr. Wray. “I look forward to serving the American people with integrity as the leader of what I know firsthand to be an extraordinary group of men and women who have dedicated their careers to protecting this country.” (link)

President Donald Trump met with John Pistole and Christopher Wray on Tuesday May 30th as part of his search for a new FBI director.  Wray was assistant U.S. attorney general from 2003 to 2005, during which he oversaw the Department of Justice’s criminal division. He had previously been associate deputy attorney general and principal associate deputy attorney general. Before joining the Justice Department, he was assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.

 

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131 Responses to President Trump Nominates Christopher Wray for FBI Director…

  1. Bert says:

    “Welcome on board.
    Here’s your giant plunger and a tanker full of Drano.
    Go clear the drainage system! “

    Liked by 25 people

  2. Pam says:

    This guy sounds highly qualified for the position. Hopefully,he can help bring some integrity back to the FBI postilion and be someone that those who serve under him can trust as well as the American public.

    Liked by 16 people

  3. georgiafl says:

    Director Wray – Your mission is clear – America is downright hungry for LAW and ORDER!

    Liked by 23 people

  4. Howie says:

    Now fire McCabe and make him interim until confirmation.

    Liked by 25 people

  5. Anne says:

    white-collar criminal defense and government investigations”
    “corporate fraud scandals”

    Mr. Wray has the perfect credentials to investigate/indict the crimes of the Clinton Foundation.

    Liked by 26 people

  6. rumpole2 says:

    After settling into his office, ascertaining the executive toilet location, and the water cooler… first job.. INDICT HILLARY.

    #OoCKHERUP

    Liked by 8 people

  7. Can we call him our secret weapon….our ‘wray’ gun?
    yeah, I know.

    Liked by 20 people

  8. BobW462 says:

    Yale undergrad and law… appointed to DOJ under a Bush admin… Hmmm…The first thing that comes to mind whenever I hear that…Skull and Bones??

    Liked by 6 people

  9. rsanchez1990 says:

    Does this show that they still value Chris Christie’s input in the administration?

    Liked by 4 people

  10. Sunshine says:

    He looks like a real straight guy, a good guy.
    He specializes also in corporate fraud. I’m thinking the Clinton Foundation.

    Liked by 9 people

  11. Donna in Oregon says:

    Ran Criminal. White-collar crime. The Clinton Foundation is in trouble now, this guy has a focus and specialty to bring to the FBI–to track the money.

    Now that the Middle East is on board with President Trump I wonder if they will be forthcoming about how the Clinton’s ripped them off. Back channels go both ways. Would love to see that dossier!

    Liked by 12 people

  12. Gil says:

    “He’s more concerned about the mission than his own personal career,” said Joe Robuck, a former FBI special agent. Robuck worked with the FBI for 30 years and said he collaborated with Wray on a major corruption case. He called him a “patriot.”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-07/trump-nominates-christopher-wray-fbi-director

    Liked by 13 people

  13. carterzest says:

    OMG! He has a branch office in #Russia

    Liberal Splodey Head Alert!

    Liked by 11 people

  14. Rip Tide says:

    Oh boy you are not kidding Donna!

    Liked by 2 people

  15. pawatcher says:

    Wray was and is a Bush cabal appointee: like Comey.
    SD left the name Bush out of the entire article: oh, right he gave dates to skirt the implications.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Luke from NJ says:

      Go somewhere else if you don’t like SD’s top notch work.

      Liked by 11 people

      • pawatcher says:

        I love and respect SD’s reporting, that is why the Bush name not being in the article caught my attention.
        The Bush cabal is behind the whole #NeverTrump movement: They should be suspect in all the DC dirty works along with the Clintons: and of course all their loyalists for the NWO.

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        • Grandma Covfefe says:

          My red flag went up on this, too. Maybe Wray was/is a White Hat who didn’t go along with the Bush cabal at the time. If it is true, then he may know how the network operates. We’ll have to see…again I’m morphing into that suspicious cat again. But am praying the good ol’ American patriotism will help Wray stay true to President Trump/WeThePeople/US Constitution.

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  16. paulraven1 says:

    Another careerist white collar lawyer. I was hoping for an experienced LEO figure.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Gil says:

      Did you know only at 1 time gas there been an leo as fbi head? And he had very little leo experience. As an leo family its always better for us to see leo move up. Sometimes though it takes something extra and this guy is the one that beat everyone else out.
      Dont be disappointed before we even evaluate him.

      Liked by 7 people

    • Sylvia Avery says:

      Me too. But to coin a phrase, “you can’t always get what you want…but maybe sometimes you get what you need.”

      Liked by 10 people

    • CaptainNonno says:

      The challenge is not LEO. It is restoring confidence. That means rooting out the tumors and bringing investigations to clear conclusions.

      Liked by 6 people

  17. rumpole2 says:

    Lets hope that Wray is a “hanging judge”

    I am (sadly) coming to the conclusion that we need a new “Hanging judge” Attorney General as well.

    #DrainTheSwap
    #LockHerUp
    #Covfefe

    Liked by 7 people

  18. Phil aka Felipe says:

    Hope Wray is a ray of hope and is mean as a junk yard dog in going after the swamp creatures.

    Liked by 4 people

  19. WeThePeople2016 says:

    He was Christie’s lawyer for Bridgegate. I would assume that Christie highly recommended him too.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Ziiggii says:

    Is this a good pick or not?

    Liked by 2 people

  21. Summer says:

    The Senile critters will be dragging their feet into 2018. Meanwhile, this Wray guy is about to learn from the media he is a racist, misogynist, homophobe, and a Russian spy.

    Liked by 12 people

  22. Katie says:

    What did Hillary say in a drunken rage on election night? “We’re all going to f-ing hang if he wins!”

    *rubbing my hands together gleefully like a character in an old cartoon*

    Liked by 10 people

  23. MaineCoon says:

    “Wray joined King & Spalding in 2005 as a litigation partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., and Atlanta offices. He represented several Fortune 100 companies and chaired the King & Spalding Special Matters and Government Investigations Practice Group.”

    Special Matters practice group is highly confidential and rather isolated from other practice groups, because it defends entities or individuals who are a target of a DoJ investigation, which, if a public entity, then triggers an SEC investigation.

    Former K&S partners were AG Griffin Bell, DAG Larry Thompson and Sally Yates, who might not have been at K&S long enough to make partner (unsure).

    K&S has been Coca-Cola’s outside counsel from the get go, although they throw bread crumbs to other firms with small cases.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      At least Wray understand how it works, and could plan an counterattack on similar cases. If Wray is an American White Hat, then these experiences would be helpful in investigating cases. He might end up being a good FBI Director. I pray…

      Like

  24. Marc says:

    I’ll wait and see on this guy.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. C. Lowell says:

    So worried that this announcement is taking away from CNN’s pro-DNC fake-news propaganda…

    Liked by 1 person

  26. IndiaMaria says:

    I Trust Trump. To those who are already finding fault with Wray, some conversation he had years ago; classmates that he spoke to in college who turned out to have “voted Bush”, assoc. with a Law Firm that represented a Company that is not to our liking……any such “disqualifying ” factoid….

    Consider this. Was not the Bulk of General Washington’s Officer Corp. former BRITISH OFFICERS? How does a prominent WH appointment NOT have any “brush” with BUSH, or some company that “once donated to McCain, or Romney, or ‘gasp’ HILLARY. Do we not recall that even up to the RNC Convention only a HANDFUL of RNC politicos were NOT NeverTrumpers? Tell me geniuses, how can Trump possibly avoid ANYBODY that has said one bad thing in the past about him? Governor Perry said Trump was “CANCER TO THE PARTY”, and he is doing yeoman’s work for The People as we speak…..These “conspiracy behind every door” folks that constantly “SUPPORT TRUMP, BUT…..” are indeed tiresome. Despite Win after Win after Win….Oh well, looks like Sessions has been kicking butt all along, ay? Heh, heh, heh.

    Liked by 10 people

    • thluckyone says:

      BLESS YOU, IndiaMaria! I wish your post could go on EVERY thread! CARRY ON!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Dekester says:

      Thank you India Maria.

      The hand wringing and worry warts are not being very analytical or thoughtful.

      As far as I can tell PDJT has hired, and yes fired the correct folks repeatedly.

      He continues to soar with the eagles, and is slowly dismantling your former Presidents fiasco.

      All the while he swims up stream, in an alligator filled swamped. while being attacked by the vipers in the MSM.

      He is unbelievable.

      Give him a break please..god bless PDJT.

      Liked by 4 people

    • K2P2 Ribbing says:

      THANK YOU!!! Yes, the regular bed-wetters on this site are beyond tiresome (you know who you are–you keep bashing Sessions or Pence or someone else on Trump’s team). To you, I say: If you’re so worried about this pick or that one, go worry somewhere else!!

      We want facts here, not overblown speculation about people with no evidence in sight to support your false accusations!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Kristin says:

      Thank you IndiaMaria!! Let’s have a great day!!!

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  27. whoseyore says:

    My husband and I kept hearing this clicking sound this evening. Finally we got up to see about it and realized, that it was the Swamp Creatures shaking in their shoes.

    Liked by 11 people

  28. Deb says:

    Not everyone who was appointed by Bush or worked for Bush is part of the “Cabal.” There are true patriots who happened to be working during those years as well.

    Liked by 4 people

  29. nkmommy says:

    May have lead the criminal team that prosecuted Mousoui, the 9/11 “20th” hijacker?

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  30. zephyrbreeze says:

    Dr. Jordan Peterson, a Professor of Psychology at University of Toronto has been a vocal opponent of the SJW’s cowardice. He talks about this guy he knows who companies hire to fire people – and why this guy LOVES firing the chaff – draining the swampy build-up in corporations – and it makes perfect sense. This explains TRUMP to a T.

    Compare the “impeccable” Mr. Wray to Comey the swamp creature, and you can see the unappreciated talent of Donald J. Trump.

    Queued up to the right spot, but the whole thing is worth watching.

    Liked by 3 people

  31. thluckyone says:

    [doing my best “Sonny Crockett”] “Hey, Swamp Creature! You’re in a lotta trouble, pal! You’re goin’ DOWN, man!”

    Liked by 1 person

  32. jefcool64 says:

    Was this guy even on anyone’s radar? Might be a good thing to depoliticize the FBI.
    Tillerson is turning out to be a sneaky good pick. I’ll give this guy a blank start.

    Liked by 1 person

  33. Bob Thoms says:

    A blue blooded aristocrat, someone the swamp can count on?

    Like

  34. calbear84 says:

    Wray and Sessions will be a great team. Time for corruption to be rooted out entirely.

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  35. Mike says:

    First time I’ve heard of Chris Wray. What’s the consensus among Treepers? Good? Bad? Strong points? Weak points? I;m in a lazy mood, so hope people have done investigation so I don’t have to 🙂

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    • cozettea says:

      He’s great. Look who hired him. There’s lots of analysis at reddit the Donald.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Bob Thoms says:

      Trust but verify………….he is about as well-connected a lawyer that exists in the swamp………..his father was a partner in a prestigious NYC law firm, his mother ran programs for a non-profit, he went to all the right schools including the aristocratic Phillips Academy.

      This pedigree could be good or bad………………Trust in Trump is my approach.

      Liked by 1 person

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