President Donald Trump tweeted that he plans to nominate Christopher Wray, a former U.S. assistant attorney general under President George W. Bush, to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
“I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow,” the president announced on Twitter.
His choice must be approved by the Senate. Former FBI Director James Comey was fired last month.
The president met last week with candidates for the FBI director post, including Wray, according to White House spokesman Sean Spicer.
Wray currently works for King & Spalding’s Washington and Atlanta offices where he handles various white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement cases, according to the firm.
He served as assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s criminal division from 2003 to 2005, working on corporate fraud scandals and cases involving U.S. financial markets, according to his biography on the law firm’s website.