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trump's new fbi director pick represented christie in bridgegate case

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trump's new fbi director pick represented christie in bridgegate case

christopher wray, a lawyer with a strong law enforcement background who represented new jersey gov. chris christie in the bridgegate scandal, was announced wednesday as president donald trump's pick to head the fbi.in an early morning two-sentence tweet, trump said he intended to nominate wray, a high-ranking official in george w. bush's justice department. that word came one day before the fbi director that trump fired last month, james comey, was to testify in public on capitol hill for the first time since that dismissal.trump called wray "a man of impeccable credentials," but offered no more information about the selection, except to end the tweet with "details to follow."house speaker paul ryan, r-wis., said wray seemed like "the perfect kind of person" for the important job. ryan said he favored a "career person" and that wray "certainly seems to fit that bill."wray rose to head the department's criminal division in the bush administration and oversaw investigations into corporate fraud, at a time when comey was deputy attorney general. wray took charge of a task force of prosecutors and fbi agents created to investigate the enron scandal.associated presspresident donald trump abruptly fired james comey as director of the fbi in the midst of the law enforcement agency's investigation into whether trump's presidential campaign was connected to russian meddling in the election. in a letter to comey, trump said the dismissal was necessary to restore...presid...