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Senate Confirms Christopher Wray as FBI Director

by Countable | 8.1.17

The Senate voted 92-5 on Tuesday to confirm Christopher Wray to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The senators who voted against his confirmation were Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ed Markey (D-MA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR).

Wray’s confirmation comes less than two weeks after the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced his nomination on a bipartisan 20-0 vote. He previously served as the Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s criminal division during the administration of George W. Bush, and since then worked for a law firm representing clients ranging from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to Fortune 100 companies. Wray will now begin a 10-year term leading the FBI.

With Wray now confirmed as the eighth Director of the FBI, Acting Director Andrew McCabe can return to his old position as the agency’s deputy director. McCabe was elevated to the role of acting director following the dismissal of former FBI Director James Comey by President Donald Trump.

You can read more about Christopher Wray here.

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— Eric Revell

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  • Evan
    08/01/2017
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    He was selected because of his past defenses of corporate and wealthy entities. This is a worrying trend when most of Trump's appointees are either scions of corporate entities or assets to corporate entities. Give power back to the people.

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  • Andrea
    08/01/2017
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    He doesn't sound like someone with much integrity. The White House seems to be run by the mob these days.

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  • Lucie carter
    08/01/2017
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    It looked good until his role as Christie's lawyer in the time surrounding Bridge-gate. Now I'm concerned. Lying seems to be a hallmark of most of 45's henchmen. Was he lying when he said he was loyal to upholding the constitution? Time will tell.

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  • Tambi
    08/01/2017
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    Looks like just another swamp creature to me.

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  • Beth
    08/01/2017
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    If trump picked him then I seriously question his integrity!

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  • Craig
    08/01/2017
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    The second he decides to uphold the law, he'll be fired.

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  • Al
    08/01/2017
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    He has Russian connections and worked secretly for 10 months as attorney for Christy. Paid with NJ tax dollars. Is that ethical? Our political system is broken. If it's OK for Republicans to collude with Russia is it then OK for Democrats to collude with China? Why not?

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  • Claude
    08/01/2017
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    Good luck but don't unpack your bags yet.

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  • Judith
    08/02/2017
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    MY GOD GOP YOU ACTUALLY ARE AIDING AND ABETTING TRUMP IN HIS SOLIDIFYING THE COUP HE IS ATTEMPTING !! YOUR BLOOD IS ON THE CONSTITUTION !!!!

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  • Vanessa
    08/01/2017
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    We need all Republicans to stand with Democrats and protect our liberty if he shows any signs of interference with the investigation.

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  • Paul
    08/01/2017
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    The guy is connected to the Russians just like everyone in the administration of the treason flavored cheeto. I am skeptical.

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  • JayFeat
    08/01/2017
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    Donald Trump has taken irony to it's highest possible level of existence. He appointed a man who used to defend corporations to oversee a department currently investigating several businessmen. As someone who used to frequent Louisiana I can confidently say D.C. is the swampiest place I've ever seen.

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  • Richard
    08/01/2017
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    Whatever you say Daffy. Of course I'll sign a loyalty pledge and kiss your ring.

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  • Keith
    08/02/2017
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    Defended corporatists quite well in his career... had a questionable civil rights record to put it lightly with ties with the torture program of the Bush years... defended Chris Christie during the GW Bridge Closure trial... of course he was the pick.., of course he was confirmed by this congress. Sickening.

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  • Mirek
    08/01/2017
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    His old firm's association with Russian oil companies has me doubting the FBI's ability to follow through on the Russia-Trump investigation. Let's hope I'm wrong.

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  • Dara
    08/02/2017
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    I hope he can stand up to Trump and follow the law. Do the right thing.

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  • Bruno
    08/01/2017
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    He does not report to the chief......time will tell.

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  • Lawrence
    08/01/2017
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    We must keep our eyes on him.

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  • Nancy
    08/02/2017
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    For anyone that believed he would drain the swamp...looks like he's added whole layers of murkiness, quicksand and vile creatures.

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  • Brandon
    08/01/2017
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    Praying

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