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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

US Senate confirms Christopher Wray, Trump’s choice for FBI, to replace James Comey

The US Senate on Tuesday Aug 01,2017 overwhelmingly confirmed Christopher Wray to lead the FBI, replacing James Comey, who was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump amid the investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election.

The vote was 92-5 for Wray, a former high-ranking official in President George W Bush’s Justice Department who oversaw investigations into corporate fraud.

Christopher Wray(50) inherits the FBI at a particularly challenging time given Trump’s ousting of Comey, who was admired within the bureau.

Voting against the nomination were five Democrats who have opposed many of Trump’s nominees: Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey of Massachusetts, and Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley of Oregon.

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