With a 92 – 5 vote, Christopher Wray was easily confirmed by the Senate Judiciary Committee as Director of the FBI Tuesday.
The former FBI Director was fired by President Donald Trump in May. The controversial firing lead to the appointment of special council Robert Mueller to lead the bureau’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
During his hearing last month Wray promised to “never allow the FBI’s work to be driven by anything other than the facts, the law and the impartial pursuit of justice. Period.” He also stressed the importance of independence from the White House and acknowledged that he believes the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia interfered with the 2016 election.
Wray most recently worked as a partner for the King & Spalding law firm and previously worked as an assistant attorney general for the criminal division under President George W. Bush from 2003 to 2005. He also represented Gov. Chris Christie during “Bridgegate”