Wray sworn in as new FBI director
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.