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New FBI leader announced

President Trump has announced his intent to nominate a lawyer with decades of experience as a federal prosecutor and a high-level official in the Department of Justice to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Christopher Asher Wray graduated cum laude from Yale University in 1989 and received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1992. He started his legal career as a clerk to Judge J. Michael Luttig of the United States Court of Appeals, but most recently represented New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the Bridgegate scandal.

According to a White House statement, Wray has  led federal criminal law investigations in areas, including: securities fraud, health care fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and trade sanctions violations, bank secrecy and money laundering offenses, public corruption, and intellectual property piracy and cybercrime.

He was also the recipient of the Edmund J. Randolph Award, the Justice Department’s most prestigious award for leadership and public service.

“His wealth of experience in government enforcement and jurisprudence makes Christopher A. Wray an outstanding choice as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation,” the statement notes.

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