Judiciary Committee Unanimously Approves Christopher Wray’s FBI Nomination…

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday unanimously approved the nomination of Christopher Wray to be FBI director following the dismissal of the agency’s former chief, James Comey, by President Donald Trump.

All 20 members of the committee voted to approve Wray, a white-collar crime lawyer and former assistant attorney general under President George W. Bush, sending his nomination to the full Senate for a vote. (read more)

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182 Responses to Judiciary Committee Unanimously Approves Christopher Wray’s FBI Nomination…

  1. HBD says:

    Hopefully he’ll get full confirmation quickly. Comey gone.

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  2. freeperjim says:

    Reportedly, he’s worked & is close to Mueller & Comey…so color me skeptical at this time.

    As the great Ronaldus Magnus said, “Trust…but verify”.

    But we MUST drain the Swamp of traitors….ASAP!

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    • Coast says:

      He didn’t have to courage to honestly answer the question as to whether Muller’s investigation is a witch-hunt, or he has the poor judgement thinking that’s its a proper investigation. When questioned about loyalty, he couldn’t find the courage to say that the Director’s job is not to undermine the President the way Comey did with the memos and leaks. I’m not impressed.

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      • i excused those comments as what he had to say to get confirmed.

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        • Evelyn says:

          Yes, I did not listen to the testimony, but with that said I would think any law enforcement professional worth their salt would need to see more details before publicly drawing a conclusion and/or expressing an opinion. If he had said it was a witch hunt publicly at this time, before coming on board, he would have compromised his objectivity and gravitas (and regardless of how strongly most of us feel, probably rightly so).

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      • 4sure says:

        Here’s what he said in response to Se. Feinstein re. the Russia witch hunt :

        Sen. Dianne Feinstein about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

        Wray says he is “committed to supporting” the investigation “in whatever way is appropriate for me.” He added that any efforts to tamper would need to be dealt with “very sternly.”

        He says he views Mueller “as the consummate straight shooter. Someone I have enormous respect for.”

        The two worked together when Wray was in the Bush administration’s Justice Department

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    • mztore says:

      Not heard (read) much good about Wray. Hope he works out better than lyanryan has.

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    • luke says:

      I saw where Tom Fitton (Judicial Watch) sent out a tweet calling for this Special Counsel to be ended. I trust Fitton I think he probably has more insight than most.

      When I see the people we call the establishment like Karl Rove warn about the consequences of shutting down this investigation i get a chill. I’ve heard multiple Republicans sound conveniently like liberals shuddering at the mere thought of questioning the divine Mueller and Co.

      Remember when you would hear Nevertrumpers and some Democrats making snarky remarks about Trump lasting 6 months? I fear this has been plan B after Nov 8th. I feel bad for the guy. He’s risked his ass and played by the rules only to be snagged in the net of the Deep State Puppets.

      I think at the very least Sessions needs to formally announce some high profile investigations. If he wants to help Trump he can start by announcing that every damn senator with a networth of 2 million plus gets a once over. HRC is now formally under the microscope for destroying documents, etc. I’m not a lawyer be creative. Time to fight fire with fire and fast.

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      • dalethorn says:

        When Trump said “….Because you’d be in jail” to Hillary in the debates, he wasn’t joking or pulling his punches. The only reason the Clintons aren’t in jail now seems obvious to me – so that we don’t look like a banana republic where the new president assests the former president, etc. But still I have no doubt that Trump wants them to face justice, as soon as he can get a Justice team working as vigorously and loyally as his trade and economic teams.

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      • Wend says:

        Fitton. Now there would be an AG…

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    • Albertus Magnus says:

      Please cite your reports that he “worked and is close to Mueller and Comey”.

      Please and thank you.

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  3. Stringy theory says:

    Fire Mueller!!

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  4. CDuran says:

    Just hope he doesn’t become a turncoat with our POTUS. Not sure if he is a swamp thing. Frankly the President would have more luck hiring from CareerBuilder or Monster than he has had with some of these appointees.

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    • Summer says:

      I really want to know who recommended Rosenstein, Mueller (he was interviewed, too!) and others. Trump knows business and businessmen, that’s why his picks in that area are so great. The Shyster World — not so much. That’s why the DoJ appointees suck.

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    • Renee H says:

      He would have better luck hiring the first common sense Farmer in the Dell rather than any of these corrupt menaces to humanity that come out of D.C.

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  5. Going by the history of nomination by President Trump, this does not seem to be good news for him. Rosenstein was confirmed with 94-6 if I remember correctly. So far, at least, him being in his position has been of no help but rather more of an headache.

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    • freeperjim says:

      Rosenstein appointed the SC (Mueller) who “just happened” to be Comey’s BFF.

      I don’t trust Rosenstein or Wray.

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      • libertysc2016 says:

        I agree – having the entire committee sign off on Wray is the worst sort of news. This folks would not support a man of honor, much less one that respects the rule of law. I hope to be surprised but I am tired of waiting for folks like Sessions and now Wray to eventually man up.

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  6. TwoLaine says:

    Sorry, no tingle up my leg. This man thinks he’s going to be running an independent operation.

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  7. dayallaxeded says:

    The dearth of honest personnel in key LE agencies is the horrible legacy, mostly of the Klintoon Krime Kartel. They aggressively expanded and seeded the entire fed bureaucracy with fellow travelers, who continued the process under Shrub and took it to new levels with 0bunghole’s encouragement. PDJT will need to go outside goobermint, though maybe still some hope among our military to find people who actually have a clue about the rule of law. Swamp scum think laws only apply to us little people.

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  8. wheatietoo says:

    Wow. Unanimous vote from the Judiciary Committee?

    This probably means he will be confirmed in the full chamber vote.
    I just hope & pray that he’s a white hat.

    He’s nice looking and talks real purdy…but we need a straight arrow in this position.
    Let’s hope he is.

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    • mztore says:

      With a unanimous backing, he is already a problem for Trump.. If the demonrats like him, that tells the story. Should have been more of a fight if he is really on President Trump’s side.

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      • Bruce says:

        No one knows why demos backed Wray. I sure don’t. Trump doesn’t care about the downside. You could impeach him and he would still fight for his country. This is what many people don’t get.

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    • litlbit2 says:

      Would like to know what the future maybe with those voting against Wray? If Wray works out to be the laws lawman all those on the Hill should be concerned. Those voting no…worried, very worried. Many in the DNC after the appointment of Mueller better lawyer up.
      The folks will demand corrupted persons be charged we are tired of the witch,hunt, fake news, corruption. Time to call the House, Senate, AG & FBI due your job.

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    • mcclainra says:

      WHO IN THE HELL IS ADVISING POTUS ON THESE APPOINTEES? It’s like he is being advised by the Deep State. Where is Bannon? And Sessions, what a total disappointment, unless there are things going on behind the screen, but I really fear for POTUS and his family, more every day.

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    • NJF says:

      My thoughts too!

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  9. fleporeblog says:

    The good news is that most likely 85+ Senators will vote yes. This kills the Comey BS narrative that he was such a good guy. This also kills the argument when these POS are prosecuted that Wray is doing our President’s bidding. That won’t fly when so many voted for him.

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  10. Doug says:

    none of it matters until we have a doj worth a damn that actually prosecutes these people

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  11. Eskyman says:

    So everybody in Washington just loves this guy, and thinks that the sun shines out his….

    Well, I don’t know about that; I do know that I have a bad, bad feeling about this pick. Isn’t there somebody who can be confirmed that the Left doesn’t love to pieces? Someone who they have grave doubts and reservations about? Someone with a spine?

    I would much prefer that the FBI is run by someone who has a visceral dislike to the Left and all its works, and who the Left loathes and detests, even if that makes him harder to get confirmed!

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    • mimbler says:

      Agreed, Eskyman.

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    • mztore says:

      Agree 100%. If the whole of D.C. loves him, he can’t be for President Trump. No Way !!

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    • NoeliCannoli says:

      Sadly, J.Edgar is no longer available. He truly had the measure of the Left.

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    • CorwinAmber says:

      yeah, I know what you mean – it is a shame that it has come down to this equation, but I feel much better when the vote is similar to this one:

      The Senate confirmed John Kenneth Bush for a lifetime seat on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, over protests from Democrats who said he wasn’t fit to be a federal judge. The Senate voted 51-47 to put him on the federal bench despite criticism from Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee of Mr. Bush for having made controversial writings, where in one particular blog, he equated the Supreme Court’s legal rulings on slavery and abortion. Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat, did not vote.

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    • AmyB says:

      Well, that was Jeff Sessions, if you recall. The democrats put him through the wringer. And now, based on the comments on the Sessions article Sundance posted, you’d think Sessions ordered the investigation on President Trump himself.

      Frankly, I am going to stick with having total confidence in President Trump’s “Art of War” acumen. He gamed draining the swamp a thousand ways over the last 8 years, at least. There is no way that anything that is happening is a surprise to him. He anticipated every bit of it. He has a plan and, in fact, is carrying out the plan, as I write this. We don’t know the plan. How could we? But all this morning all I could think about was how tens of thousands of President Trump’s supporters yelled over and over again, “Lock Her Up!” Have we all forgotten about that? Because I don’t think President Trump has. Hell, he got that chant started!

      The greatest backside hurricane in history is about to hit DC. Right now, we are experiencing the front side and all the damage is being done to President Trump. He is weathering the storm okay, though. He has assembled a kick-ass legal team who will break out on the back side and then, the winds will be at his back, with the full force of a cat 5 bearing down on the swamp. The northern eye wall is going to appear and it will be a beautiful sight to behold. President Trump’s backside hurricane is going to decimate the swamp.

      The remarks about Jeff Sessions was about keeping the swamp masters off balance. They think the hurricane is weakening in force. They think it’s losing strength. They are starting to question if it’s even gonna have a backside. Let them. Me, I’m just waiting for the backside to hit.

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      • mcclainra says:

        Boy do I EVER hope you are right AmyB. Just really worried about what is coming from the Deep State/Uniparty, from all sides, and hope POTUS sees it!

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      • Southern Son says:

        I Love Your analogy, AmyB!
        I now despise, some of the naysayers and doomsday prophets that have proliferated here lately.
        Many are the Same ones, who during the #bestelectionever, came here Daily, without interruption, to Doubt on P45, and Any and All people associated with the campaign.
        Look it up in the CTH Archives.
        Once you see ’em.
        You will know they are continuing Their negative campaign, to sow Doubt and Derision.
        It’s what they do.
        They only exist here, for this.

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    • Renee H says:

      It appears more clear every day that the only person in DC with a spine is our President. I keep waiting for someone similar to pop up, but it hasn’t happened yet.

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  12. SR says:

    When is the formal senate vote for deal done?

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  13. WeThePeople2016 says:

    I don’t like that the vote was unanimous because it raises my suspicions. However, I believe I read somewhere that it was Chris Christie that recommended Wray to Trump. I believe that Wray worked for Christie over Bridgegate. I also believe that Trump hired Wray and that Sessions and Rosenstein were not let in on the process. I wonder if Trump does not trust their hiring skills since Sessions wanted Rosenstein and Rosey hired Mueller.

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    • mimbler says:

      Do we know Sessions wanted rosenstein? I’ve tried googling and can’t find that anywhere. And yesterday PDJT said Sessions barely knew rosenstein.

      I’ve been trying to nail this down since rosenstein appointed mueller because he revealed himself as a black hat at that time.

      And if Sessions did recommend rosenstein how could he not know he was a stooge for the dems? After all, nearly all the dems voted to confirm rosenstein, so they all knew what he was.
      Mike

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      • WeThePeople2016 says:

        I remember reading articles that Sessions wanted Rosenstein. If Trump said yesterday that Session barely knew Rosenstein, then that puts another monkey wrench into the situation. It could be Trump saying that he didn’t think that Sessions looked into Rosey’s background enough before he recommended him.

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        • mimbler says:

          Yes, I “think” I remember reading that Sessions wanted rosenstein but I’m not confident of that memory.

          And yes, I can read Trumps’s comment either way. I’m hoping some Treester will be able to give us a link one way or the other,
          Mike

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        • MaineCoon says:

          This was on the other thread.

          Risasi says:
          July 20, 2017 at 4:33 pm
          Reminder: Session also tried to fire Rosenstein. Trump wouldn’t let him:

          “The president called Dana Boente and Rod Rosenstein tonight to inform them that he has declined to accept their resignation, and they will remain in their current positions,” said Peter Carr, a Justice Department spokesman.

          https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/10/jeff-sessions-us-attorneys-resign-obama-trump

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          • MaineCoon says:

            Excerpt from above link.

            “Only two prosecutors were held over. Dana Boente, the US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and acting deputy attorney general, and Rod Rosenstein, the US attorney for Maryland who been nominated to fill the role of deputy to Sessions. Rosenstein was appointed by Bush and held his post throughout the Obama administration.

            “The president called Dana Boente and Rod Rosenstein tonight to inform them that he has declined to accept their resignation, and they will remain in their current positions,” spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement.”

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      • WeThePeople2016 says:

        See my post below. I think I found who nominated Rosenstein.

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      • wyntre says:

        I thought Rosenstein rose to his current position because he was next in line after Comey’s firing. It had nothing to do with Sessions at that point. Someone had to fill in for Comey.

        But I could be wrong.

        Wiki

        President Donald Trump nominated Rosenstein to serve as Deputy Attorney General for the United States Department of Justice on January 13, 2017. Rosenstein was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 25, 2017.

        Prior to his current appointment, he served as a United States Attorney for the District of Maryland. Rosenstein was a former nominee to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. At the time of his confirmation as Deputy Attorney general in April 2017, he was the nation’s longest-serving U.S. attorney.[4]

        He was one of the 46 United States Attorneys ordered on March 10, 2017 to resign by Attorney General Jeff Sessions; Trump declined his resignation.[23] Rosenstein was confirmed by the Senate on April 25, 2017 by a vote of 94-6.[24][25]

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      • mcclainra says:

        I don’t remember seeing that either, that Sessions picked Rosenstein.

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      • Alexsandra says:

        http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/jeff-sessions-praises-rod-rosenstein-great/2017/06/20/id/797147/

        Looks like this has been simmering a while. Does Sessions have preference for underling Rosenstein, to the detriment of POTUS? Not wise.

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  14. Donna in Oregon says:

    The DOJ, CIA and NSA all had major problems when President Trump came in. It seems to be getting better. I saw the news brief with Sessions, they took down 2 dark websites at once. Getting McCabe out of there and putting someone new in should clean up the Swampy FBI.

    I follow the drug busts every day and the Cartels are getting hit hard. Sessions reinstated the forfeiture laws they must be very close to busting the Cartel cash safe houses here in the USA. Shutting down the cash transference methods used by the Cartels (several) the Cartels can’t move the money, the cash houses should be a fat score. If DHS hits the cash houses the Cartel will be paying for our wall.

    Sessions job was to secure the border, get criminal illegals, shut-down the drug Cartels, end human slavery (Drug Cartels and other International criminal organizations), and take their assets.

    Christopher Wray will be very helpful removing illegals from welfare benefit scams, identity theft, tax fraud rings. Prosecuting medical fraud, medicaid and medicare scams, Opium mill medical personnel and their doctors. Social Security fraud. More arrests for illegal voting.

    These are Sessions objectives. That is why he got the job. Once the cost of illegals is down, Americans will have some breathing room in the economy,

    We should have a different AG to get the crooked politicians and the White Collar criminals in Washington DC. Sessions instinct to recuse will be a problem when it comes to his Senator buddies.

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    • georgiafl says:

      “We should have a different AG to get the crooked politicians and the White Collar criminals in Washington DC. Sessions instinct to recuse will be a problem when it comes to his Senator buddies.”

      Who says Sessions will recuse?

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    • WSB says:

      Wray is supposed to be a white collar expert so I hope he hits higher.

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      • White collar expert? Does that mean he’ll go after the Clinton criminal organization? The overwhelming support for him does not give me a warm fuzzy. Instead, it would seem that he’s part of the club. I have no faith that any member of the club will pursue any other member of the club because there is 30 years of recent history that says it won’t happen.

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        • Howie says:

          No.

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        • WSB says:

          That type of foundation is indeed his expertise…now, we will just have to see if he is the real thing.

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        • MaineCoon says:

          There aren’t any grounds not to vote for him.

          He chairs the King & Spalding Special Matters and Government Investigations Practice Group, which was CREATED by former AG Griffin Bell (Carter). Former DAG, Larry Thompson (Bush2) went from SM practice group to DoJ. Yates (Obama) was at K&S early in her career, but not in SM. S. Yates’ replacement at N.D.G.A. started his career in SM. Reno’s (Clinton) 2nd in command returned to Atlanta to practice in K&S SM group.

          So the group had Rs & Ds and the firm lobbies.

          Wray is highly trained as defense counsel in government investigations of the highest degree. These powered attorneys are wired to do the job first and foremost; yet, lawyers are political too.

          I am not surprised that there were no dissenting votes.

          We shall see how Wray does.

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      • rf121 says:

        Hold the starch.

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  15. appadoo9 says:

    Gee, I remember when Mulvaney was ‘suspisious’

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  16. Pam says:

    Yes, the unanimous support by the judiciary kind of concerns me as well. All I know to do is pray and put my trust in God.

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  17. JoD says:

    20-0.
    Tight with Mueller and Comey.
    Previously worked for GWB.
    Looks like a real winner!

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  18. georgiafl says:

    Wray recommended Sally Q Yates for the DOJ job from which Trump fired her.

    Wray has worked with and praised Mueller.

    Trump has got confidence in Wray.

    Wray has the legal mind, the expertise in white collar crime and his team won #1 white collar crime team and he won the DOJ’s top award.

    If he’s honest and really respects the rule of law, so be it.

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    • georgiafl says:

      Link to Sally Q Yates reference (of course it’s CNN, so take it with a grain of salt and a slug of alka seltzer) http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/07/politics/wray-recommendation-yates/index.html

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    • rf121 says:

      So, you like him?

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      • georgiafl says:

        Well, I’m willing to give him a chance. He married an Atlanta girl Helen G. Howell and won the highest award in the DOJ and ran a #1 white collar crime team.

        We shall see what he’s made of.

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        • Your Tour Guide says:

          I know I’m harping on it, but to YTG being a former King and Spalding
          employee is not a resume’ enhancer. Have done too much research
          on K&S for decades. Don’t like what I see. Benefit of the doubt:
          good people can work for bad firms. Hope this is the case.

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          • georgiafl says:

            Wray’s wife Helen G Howell Wray, is from a pre-civil war Atlanta family that Howell Mill Road is named after. They live in the old family home. Her ancestor owned a saw mill and once owned the Atlanta Constitution. King and Spalding would have been his natural gravitation after leaving the Justice Dept. Did he leave for a reason? Bad policies during Bush era? Same as Comey and Mueller? Wray did not go back and work for Obama, so we can give him that.

            Did Trump (and Sessions and maybe Bannon) offer Wray a chance to be a ‘white hat’ and clean up the FBI? Likely.

            I’m hoping this is the case, anyway.

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    • Covfefe-USA says:

      You know, he always seems to have such great confidence in these guys until he doesn’t. There’s alot of inconsistencies about our Pres, it seems. I don’t want to sound like a Donnie (or Debbie) Downer, but why the constant disarray? (Or at least it seems that way.) He’s brought terrific people into his cabinet for the most part, from the private sector. One would think that he would have had excellent head hunters for the various admin positions, instead of relying on Bush era re-treads, recycling these same guys who have apparently ‘failed up’ over the years. Just my 2 and a half cents.

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  19. decisiontime16 says:

    For what it’s worth from Slate –

    “Since that morning in June when Trump revealed Wray’s nomination, friends of the former prosecutor have described him to journalists as a press-shy, hard-working, even-keeled man of integrity.

    These are the same testimonials we’ve heard about every Justice Department lawyer who’s entered the spotlight. Yates, Mueller, Rod Rosenstein, Rachel Brand—all of them professionals and straight shooters who respect the institution of the DOJ and can be counted on to uphold its values. Wray follows in this same tradition:

    His years in private practice notwithstanding, he is the consummate DOJ man, and he has been praised accordingly by all the other consummate DOJ men and women who’ve worked alongside him.”

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2017/07/christopher_wray_will_not_be_trump_s_stooge.html

    We will have to wait and see what Wray is made of. Admittedly, I am a little leery with the committee vote of 100%.
    We desperately need FBI integrity.

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  20. SR says:

    I just done for the day and thought again. PTrump is a risk taker with his guts feeling and its natural from a business person. This made him president. He is not new to politics anymore so knows friends and enemies. He have tons of official and unofficial advisors . Something is coming soon. Mueller is done or he will withdraw soon. I saw tweet from sec. of state regarding Mueller which he never do.

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  21. Howie says:

    SPS in full action mode….(Swamp Protection Service)….the whole taco is rotten.

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  22. SR says:

    All the Mueller’s appointees must be approved by DAG. Rosey knows that he is bringing Hillary’s donor and rats .

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  23. magagirl says:

    So who chose Rosenstein? Sessions? Why?

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  24. WeThePeople2016 says:

    I think I found who recommended Rosenstein to be hired. Okay, so who was on Trump’s transition team that nominated Rosenstein?

    Rod Rosenstein: the little-known deputy AG making the official case against Comey

    When Trump’s transition team nominated Rosenstein to be deputy attorney general, law professor Jonathan H. Adler wrote on the law blog Volokh Conspiracy that he was a “reassuring choice” — “and one that should be completely free of controversy.”

    https://www.vox.com/2017/5/9/15601720/rod-rosenstein-deputy-who-is-comey-trump

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  25. Sara c says:

    Treepers, I am curious, can anyone give me a name of a past FBI director who met all litmus tests.

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    • rf121 says:

      J. Edgar Hoover. He was ahead of his time with all the cross dressing. Would be fully supported by the LGBT Trans XYZ groups.

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    • mimbler says:

      I would be happy with the single litmus test of serving Trump honestly. Comey and rosenstein failed that litmus test.

      Look at the dems on the senate panel that voted unanimously for Wray. That doesn’t give me a comfort feeling, nor did Wray’s testifying he would not be influenced by Trump. He will be working for Trump and should be influenced by him like anyone is by their boss.

      I hope Wray works out, and I’ll keep an open mind till he proves himself one way or the other.

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    • dalethorn says:

      Hoover. And Hoover was ambushed and sabotaged by the CIA because McCarthy was outing Leftist CIA assets.

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  26. freddy says:

    better hurry up…..I can hear the hyenas getting closer. Mueller will give CNN daily material and rachael will take baths in all the garbage already leaking…There are 10 reason I know of that are reason to FIRE these people. Why let the guy do what we all know he is doing…I think Occums razor applies here…

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  27. Bruce says:

    Trump doesn’t care about downside. This is what people don’t get. He would rather have accusations and charges and go through due process to be vindicated, than let rumors and innuendo flourish. Lots of people on this thread think they know what is going on, but no one really does.

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    • Bull Durham says:

      Trump is the most obtuse public figure in our lifetime. He does things that seem illogical, yet, often coming out very well on the other side of events. He feeds negatives about himself.
      He is a mysterious “thinker” with no parallels to rational behavior.

      What is upsetting one moment is ‘reversed’ by a very satisfying action the next.

      He is a powerful leader, and yet, a perplexingly weak “manager”.

      He is on the verge of greatness and on the edge of disaster almost simultaneously.

      We love him and we fret for him.

      “45” is a brilliant tactician. However, I have yet to see how his strategy works, or if it is anything other than tactics. There is a a profound difference. Plenty of great tacticians could not win wars, but they won battles.

      But I want MAGA and he’s the only person in America who can take us there.

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      • rf121 says:

        Bull says perplexingly weak “manager”. Maybe a little harsh. I would say he has an unconventional management style. That may work for some, and not for others. I think we will know more overtime based on how many quit on him. But if everyone stays despite his apparent different approach then it would be fair to say that it is effective.

        Either way, fun to watch from the outside. Can’t say more popcorn as it is currently banned from the diet. But the butter is not 🙂 .

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    • Sedanka says:

      Trump can’t be understood from the “political pundit” perspective at all. One needs business experience to have some sense of what he’s doing, and even then he’s miles ahead and above most of us. I’ve never seen a better negotiator or strategist, let alone someone who can do both at the level he does.

      Basically, any post which begins with a variation of “Trump should do this” can be safely ignored. Let’s trust the man we chose to lead us. If we need to shriek about how we know better than Trump, well, that’s what Breitbart is for. 🙂

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  28. ALEX says:

    I was working on my boat this past weekend and listened to a few hours of his testimony as background noise…Wasn’t planning on it, but it just happened to start at beginning of his hearing…I was impressed…Much of what I have read before that in hearing is not what I expected to hear to be honest..He would make a fine FBI director from what I heard…

    One part of his last job at Justice after 911 was dealing with terrorism and he also had strong answers on Leaking ….He also brought up the fact his past decade in private work has given him a better insight into real world scenarios…He isn’t a career paper pusher…

    Every question Grassely asked him on Fusion GPS and even Ukraine influence he said he would look at and the McCabe situation was brought up…It’s worth listening to some of his hearing…I suggest it instead of just winging it and trusting what others write or say…

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  29. emet says:

    Corruption in Federal law enforcement has flourished under the last three administrations. Extremely weak whistleblower protection coupled with political hires and the friends they bring with them has led to organizations that more and more resemble Cicero, when Capone ran it.

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  30. decisiontime16 says:

    Judiciary Committee Members

    Majority – Republican

    Chuck Grassley, Iowa, Chairman
    Orrin Hatch, Utah
    Lindsey Graham, South Carolina
    John Cornyn, Texas
    Mike Lee, Utah
    Ted Cruz, Texas
    Ben Sasse, Nebraska
    Jeff Flake, Arizona
    Mike Crapo, Idaho
    Thom Tillis, North Carolina
    John Neely Kennedy, Louisiana

    Minority – Democrat

    Dianne Feinstein, California, Ranking Member
    Patrick Leahy, Vermont
    Dick Durbin, Illinois
    Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island
    Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota
    Al Franken, Minnesota
    Chris Coons, Delaware
    Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut
    Mazie Hirono, Hawaii

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  31. appadoo9 says:

    Need a roster here, All those who believe PDJT plays good chess in one list. The other list of those who don’t trust his decisions. Then see who’s in both lists.

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    • mimbler says:

      No one is perfect. PDJT has stated publicly that he’s not happy with his decisions on Sessions and rosenstein.

      And I don’t think it is a great idea to spread dissension in the treehouse by making a list of those who agree and disagree with you. I have great respect for the integrity and intelligence of those here that disagree with me.

      I’ve changed my mind on matters when people disagreed and furnished information that altered my decision basis. That is a good thing.

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  32. Hm, why did all the Democrats vote for this guy? Now I’m a bit suspicious.

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  33. Lots of new people lately…. hmmm…..

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  34. Donna in Oregon says:

    I’m just afraid the Swamp is going to keep bugging my PDJT and I’m going to have to get up, go down there and raise some hell.

    Really working hard on the Cold Anger. Every day. Prayerful. Hopeful. Faithful. And every night.

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    • Sedanka says:

      Cold Anger doesn’t feel good, but it really works. Sundance’s essay about cold anger has helped me stay on track many times when frustration about the govt was close to ruining my day.

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  35. Bubba says:

    Some internet search results on Christopher Wray: you’re judged by the company you keep

    He was recently a litigation partner with the law firm King & Spalding (GLOBALISTS).

    King & Spalding has a London-based international arm, King & Spalding International LLP, which opened in 2003, and office or affiliates in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Frankfurt, Geneva, Moscow, Paris, Riyadh, Singapore and Tokyo.

    Some of King & Spalding’s senior partners over the years:

    United States Attorney General Griffin Bell
    Georgia’s former US Senator Sam Nunn
    Former Indiana US Senator and now Director of National Intelligence in the Trump Administration Dan Coats
    Former Florida US Senator Connie Mack
    Former Georgia governor George Busbee
    Current chairman Robert Hays

    (Most of these people helped get the US into our GLOBALIST posture and would continue to benefit from globalism at their globalist Firm)

    After pressure from Human Rights Campaign, the Firm cowardly backed out of an agreement to represent the Republicans in the US House in the case against DOMA (do weak republicans sound familiar?).

    The Firm’s notable representations include: Monsanto, The Coca-Cola Company, Chevron Corporation and General Motors Corporation (big, multi-national corporations, great).

    The Firm also “advises [President] Trump’s family real estate empire” (if there’s dirt on Trump & family, they would have it) (I’m sure that they would never leak anything embarrassing).

    Mother was Gilda (Gates) Wray, a program officer for the Charles Hayden Foundation (Sketchy).

    Charles Hayden: established an uptown New York City branch of the Boys Club (BC’s have been thought to be CIA recruitment grounds). Chaired the Boy Scout Maintenance Fund for the Boy Scouts of America. Hayden was a bachelor his entire life and lived at the Savoy-Plaza Hotel in Manhattan (very rich, single, Manhattan, young boys).

    Father, Cecil Wray, Jr, was a partner in the Debevoise & Plimpton Law Firm (GLOBALISTS).

    DPLF worked on behalf of prisoners held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba (nice).

    DPLF had a client with Russian connections: Badri Patarkatsishvili. He spent his last day in the DPLF London office before his untimely death. (a real beauty, look him up, lots of shade under that tree).

    DPLF is the only law firm in the world to have both a former US and UK Attorney-General simultaneously as partners (Michael Mukasey in the U.S. and Lord Goldsmith QC in the U.K.) (great a stone cold swamp critter and a Queen’s Counsel, lovely).

    DPLF – Wendy J. Miles, QC is a partner in the firm’s London office (GLOBALIST).
    She became Queen’s Counsel in 2015. In 2016, she was the editor of Dispute Resolution and Climate Change: The Paris Agreement and Beyond, published by International Chamber of Commerce, Paris (wonderful).

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  36. This man scares me. He’s “independent” rather than loyal. Our President needs someone he can trust.

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  37. Newman says:

    Hard to get too excited with all the Committee Dems voting for the guy. Time will tell.

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  38. outerlimitsfan says:

    Mueller needs to be fired ASAP
    I realise I may be called a troll, but I wonder if so many will defend Sessions recusing when Mueller and his gang of Democrat helpers create some bogus charge against Trump or even his children. It’s coming people. The fact they are brazenly leaking stuff to the media shows they will do whatever it takes to get rid of Trump.

    Don’t get me wrong, I like Sessions and think he is an honorable guy. However his recusal was exactly what the Uniparty wanted, because they knew it would make their job easier.

    I think Trump was just being honest with his answer. Put yourself in his shows. Not only are you being “investigated” but now your business and even children are likely bring targeted and threatened. Every day you see leaks happening and nothing is done about it. Hell, even the former FBI head was leaking and now the Special Counsel team is doing the same.

    So yeah, I just think Trump is frustrated and worried not only for himself but now his family. He was just being honest and wishes Sessions hadn’t stepped aside, no matter if it was the “correct” legal thing to do. Trump sees himself surrounded by people trying to destroy him who don’t care about ethics or breaking the law. He also sees few allies on his side.

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  39. Fe says:

    Oh for Pete sakes Treepers, let’s stop with the doom and gloom of this FBI confirmation and AG Sessions, Mueller, Rosenstein, etc. A lot of speculation and very negative opinions fly faster than speeding covfefe bullets. I come here to learn from SD and for the uplifting and common sense comments, not this negative crapola. I can get that at Breitbart which I don’t because CTH is the best place for cutting through all the BS the MSM slams on the public every single blessed moment 24/7.

    God IS working through PDJT, and very well knows how to make things work out for the good of this country many of us prayed so earnestly for, and still do. Have faith.

    MAGA WILL happen, and I truly believe crooked Hillary and others will face justice. Period.

    Smile everybody….it will all work out.

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    • outerlimitsfan says:

      I admit I’m not overly optimistic, but granted I’m not religious. However, don’t Christians believe in a evil force that is ruled by a powerful fallen angel? If I were religious I would think he wins many battles.

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    • Joe Blow says:

      Thank you! Lots of “O ye of little faith” going around here lately.

      And as previously mentioned, I would also note the influx of new names contributing to some of that.

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  40. Brant says:

    I trust Trump and however/whatever he plans to work all this out. I think my focus will be on his son and to a lesser extent, Jared. They are going after, or at least appearing to go after, his son for crying out loud. If he and his son have some trap being set, ok, but something must be done before his son gets in a real pickle. You know the committee hearing is only to try and catch him in perjury. Heck, if under oath, he says “I” and it’s found out to be “we”, that is perjury. I know silly, but when have you ever known sharks (esp these sharks) to back off from a drop of blood?

    I my opinion, Sessions, Wray, Mueller, McCabe, Rosenstein, or any other people in the news are way secondary to how Trump maneuvers this mine field with his son (and husband of his daughter). From the Lion King. Is this the scene where the dad saves his son from the stampeding herd. I don’t need to summarize the end of that scene.

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  41. scottmc37 says:

    The guy looks like at least 50% swamp. I guess 50% is better than 100%……..time will tell, where is Elliot Ness when you need him?

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  42. Jim in TN says:

    Trump needs to review his candidate selection process. I think the swamp has captured this and is undercutting him.

    How is #2 at justice not a close ally of Trump or Sessions? Why didn’t dems have a hissy fit over #2 recusal the way they did when Ashcroft had to recuse? (Forcing Comey to appoint Fitzgerald.)

    How is it that Comey’s replacement comes from the same sewer as Comey and Mueller? How is it that in this time where Democrats do everything to delay and stop and impeach everything Trump, that this guy sails through with Democrat approval?

    The swamp is picking these people. So somebody Trump trusts is undermining him. And doing so in key posts.

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    • mimbler says:

      I agree, there is no other explanation.

      Obama, with all of his slimy picks did not appoint a single person who wasn’t intensely loyal to him.

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  43. hellinahandbasket says:

    Eh – we’ll see how GREAT this guy is.
    The skeptical-cat in me can’t help but default back to:
    If EVERY politician unanimously likes the guy gunning-for-office under my President –
    – they are NOT the guy FOR my President.

    When every single politician despised Candidate Trump – I knew he was the right guy.

    Unfortunately, if Wray dons the Black-Hat …it will be too late.

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  44. tim glave says:

    For all of you doom and gloom commenters out there here’s a thought. Pres. Trump has been planning and working toward the presidency since the reform party of 2000. Do you not think that he would have done his homework on who he could and could’nt trust. I think he has had these scenarios gamed out for a long time. I think that i’m going to get a lot of popcorn. This presidency is going to be the most fun in history. President Donald J. Trump has got this. MAGA!!!

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  45. The article omits the obvious….when does he go to work? Anyone? The sooner the better I say.

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  46. oits2100 says:

    With all these senators liking him, Wray can’t possible be a good guy!

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