Trump picks new FBI chief
President Trump announced this week he would nominate former Justice Department official Christopher Wray to be the next FBI director. Trump tweeted his pick a day before former FBI Director James Comey—whom Trump fired in May—was due to testify before a Senate committee about allegations that Trump tried to impede the FBI’s investigation into collusion between the president’s associates and Russia. Wray is a litigation partner at the law firm King & Spalding and represented New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during the Bridgegate investigation. He previously served as an assistant attorney general overseeing the Justice Department’s criminal division under President George W. Bush and is believed to be popular among FBI agents.