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The white collar lawyer picked to head FBI

Postby » 08 Jun 2017, 19:35

President Donald Trump's pick for FBI director, Christopher Wray, has been described by a lawyers' ranking guide as a man who "will give you straight answers without blowing smoke".

As a former assistant attorney general and head of the justice department's criminal division during the George W Bush administration, he pursued major cases of corporate fraud, including at energy giant Enron.

If confirmed by the Senate, he will join the US federal investigation agency from King & Spalding, a top white collar law firm based in Washington DC and Atlanta, where he works as a criminal defence lawyer.

Mr Trump said the Yale Law School graduate was a man of "impeccable credentials".

But he could face tough questioning over a recent client - Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor and a man close to Mr Trump who headed his presidential transition team for a period.

Christopher Wray represented him in the 2013 "Bridgegate" scandal.

Two of Mr Christie's former aides were convicted of plotting to close lanes of traffic on a New York City bridge as revenge against a Democratic mayor who would not endorse the governor. Mr Christie denied any knowledge of the plan and was not charged.

"I think that the president certainly would not be making a mistake if he asked Chris Wray to be FBI director," Mr Christie recently said, according to news site
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Re: The white collar lawyer picked to head FBI

Postby alexa1994 » 21 Jun 2017, 16:14

Interesting post.
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