Christopher A. Wray to be nominated as next FBI director by President Trump

Christopher A. Wray. (MOLLY RILEY/REUTERS)

President Trump announced Wednesday that he will nominate Christopher A. Wray, a former Justice Department official and lawyer for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, as the next director of the FBI.

“I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow,” Trump tweeted in the morning.

Wray is a former assistant attorney general who also served as Christie’s personal attorney during the Bridgegate scandal. He is currently in private practice at the King & Spalding law firm, working out of its offices in New York, Atlanta and Washington, D.C.

 According to the firm’s website, Wray has a history of defending Fortune 100 corporations in white collar crime cases.

Trump’s announcement came one day before James Comey, the FBI director he fired in May, is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Comey is expected to speak about Trump’s alleged attempts to influence the criminal investigation into his campaign’s possible collusion with the Russian government.   NYDAILY NEWS