Wray sworn in as new FBI di­rec­tor

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Andrea Noble

Christo­pher Wray was sworn in Wed­nes­day as the eighth di­rec­tor of Fed­eral Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion, less than three months af­ter Pres­i­dent Trump fired for­mer FBI di­rec­tor James B. Comey, set­ting off a tu­mul­tuous search for a re­place­ment.

Wed­nes­day’s pri­vate cer­e­mony took place with At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions at the Jus­tice De­part­ment.

Mr. Wray is­sued a state­ment shortly af­ter he was sworn in call­ing it the “honor of a life­time” to serve as di­rec­tor of the bureau.

“I long ago grew to know and ad­mire the FBI from my ear­li­est days as a line pros­e­cu­tor to my years as as­sis­tant at­tor­ney gen­eral,” Mr. Wray said.

The Se­nate con­firmed Mr. Wray on Tues­day in a 92-5 vote. Law­mak­ers praised the for­mer fed­eral pros­e­cu­tor, say­ing they be­lieved he could stand up to an po­lit­i­cal pres­sure or at­tempts to in­ter­fere in FBI in­ves­ti­ga­tions. Act­ing Di­rec­tor Andrew McCabe had led the bureau since Mr. Comey’s de­par­ture.

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