By Steve Neavling
President Trump has officially nominated Christopher Wray to replace ousted FBI Director James Comey.
The White House on Monday sent its formal nomination of Wray to the Senate, which will decide whether to approve the nomination.
Wray, a former assistant attorney general under President George W. Bush, released a statement through the Justice Department, touting his experience working with federal investigators.
“From my earliest days working with agents as a line prosecutor to my time working with them at the Department of Justice in the aftermath of 9/11, I have been inspired by the men and women of the FBI – inspired by their professionalism, integrity, courage, and sacrifice for the public.” Wray said.
“If confirmed, it will be a privilege and honor to once again work with them. America faces grave threats both here and abroad, and the FBI, in concert with its federal, state, and local partners, continues to work steadfastly to prevent and hold accountable those responsible for these threats.”
Trump’s termination of Comey has led to allegations that the president tried to obstruct justice to end the Russia-related investigation.