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Looking ahead to Christopher Wray’s confirmation process as new FBI chief




Assistant U.S. Attorney General Christopher Wray (L), Marc Everson, IRS Commissioner and Alice Martin, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama speak at the Justice Department on November 4, 2003 in Washington DC.
Assistant U.S. Attorney General Christopher Wray (L), Marc Everson, IRS Commissioner and Alice Martin, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama speak at the Justice Department on November 4, 2003 in Washington DC.
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On the eve of former F.B.I. director Comey’s testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Trump tweeted that he will nominate Christopher Wray, former federal prosecutor and current criminal defense lawyer, as the new F.B.I. director.

After leaving the D.O.J., Wray became Gov. Chris Christie’s personal attorney, representing the governor during the Fort Lee lane closure scandal, nicknamed Bridgegate.

We look to what’s ahead for Wray. What’s the confirmation process? How will he be received in the Senate, and if he becomes director, the F.B.I.?

Guests:

Garrett Graff, journalist and author; former editor at Politico Magazine and the Washingtonian;  he wrote a biography on former FBI Director Robert Mueller, "The Threat Matrix: The FBI At War In The Age Of Global Terror” (Back Bay Books, 2012); he tweets @vermontgmg

Ron Hosko, former assistant director of the FBI from 2012 to 2014; president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization providing assistance to law enforcement officers who are required to defend their official actions in court