Trump's pick to head FBI is former DOJ official and Christie lawyer

Assistant Attorney General, Christopher Wray, right, and Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, Mary Beth Buchanan, hold a press conference, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)

President Donald Trump says he'll nominate for FBI director a former Justice Department official who also worked as a lawyer for N.J. Gov. Chris Christie.

Trump tweeted that his choice, lawyer Christopher Wray, is "a man of impeccable credentials."


Wray emerged from a list of former prosecutors, politicians and law enforcement officials interviewed by Trump since the president fired FBI Director James Comey last month.

Wray works at the King & Spalding law firm.

He represented New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during the investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case.

Two former Christie aides were convicted of plotting to close bridge lanes to punish a Democratic mayor who wouldn't endorse the Republican governor.

Wray worked for the Justice Department under President George W. Bush.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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