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President Trump names pick for Federal Bureau of Investigation

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Christopher A. Wray as the new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Wray worked at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., during the Bush administration and previously served as an assistant federal prosecutor in Georgia. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the FBI post, he would run an agency that investigates crime in Indian Country.

Trump made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday morning. He called Wray, who currently works in private practice, a "man of impeccable credentials."

Trump fired James Comey as FBI director last month, a surprise move that derailed Indian Country's agenda on Capitol Hill as Republicans and Democrats tried to contain the fallout. The decision came amid focus on ties between the new president, his associates and the Russian government.

Comey, who visited several reservations during his tenure, is testifying about the matter in a highly-anticipated Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Thursday morning.

Read More on the Story:
Trump to nominate Christopher Wray as next FBI director (The Washington Post 6/7)
Trump Picks Christopher Wray to Be F.B.I. Director (The New York Times 6/7)

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