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Christopher Wray confirmed as FBI director

The Senate confirmed Christopher Wray as FBI director on Tuesday with a vote of 92-5.

Wray is replacing James Comey, who was fired by President Trump in May while he was in the middle of overseeing the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials during the 2016 presidential election. Wray, a lawyer and former assistant attorney general in the George W. Bush administration, told the Senate during confirmation hearings he would remain independent of Trump, and if asked to swear his loyalty to the president, he would refuse.