In May of 2017, former FBI Director James Comey was fired by President Donald Trump. Despite accusations of Trump firing Comey over the Russia investigation, the president ultimately stated that he was let go for “not doing a good job.”
Months after the firing of Comey, his replacement has finally been announced. Multiple news sources have confirmed that Christopher Wray is the new FBI Director.
According to CNBC, Wray was one of President Trump’s nominees for the Comey’s replacement back in June of 2017. Wray, who identifies as a Republican, is a lawyer and previously served as the Assistant Attorney General under George W. Bush.
The Senate voted on the FBI Director position on Tuesday, August 1st. He reportedly won by an overwhelming amount of 92 to 5 votes. Congratulations, Christopher Wray! Please watch the video below for more information.