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the latest: senators not told of trump fbi pick beforehand

washington — the latest on president donald trump and choice for new fbi director (all times local):11:14 a.m.the top two members of the senate judiciary committee weren't told ahead of time that president donald trump would announce his pick to lead the fbi, lawyer christopher wray.a spokesman for senate judiciary chairman chuck grassley, r-iowa, said his office found out when trump tweeted the news wednesday morning.the panel's top democrat, california sen. dianne feinstein, also wasn't told. she told reporters she needs time to review his credentials.the judiciary panel oversees the fbi director's nomination. a senior member of the committee, utah republican orrin hatch, immediately praised wray, saying he has "impeccable credentials, vast experience, and strong support across the board."another gop senator was more cautious. oklahoma sen. james lankford said in a statement that "we will evaluate christopher wray's qualifications" in the coming weeks.___11:09 a.mattorney general jeff sessions is congratulating president donald trump on nominating christopher wray to lead the fbi.sessions says wray, a former justice department official under george w. bush, is a "leader of proven skill, independence and integrity." he says all americans can have confidence in wray.sessions says wray "combines a brilliant legal mind, outstanding accomplishments and a proven record of public service," having prosecuted cases alongside fbi agents as a u.s. attorney.wray headed t...