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Assistant Attorney General Christopher Wray, left, announces at the Justice Department in Washington Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003 that former HealthSouth Corp. head Richard Scrushy was indicted on 85 counts alleging he was the mastermind of an enormous corporate fraud scheme that allowed him to personally pocket more than a quarter-billion dollars. Josh Hochberg, chief of the Justice Department's Fraud Section is at right. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

Trump announced he'll nominate Christopher Wray for FBI director


UPDATE 1:00 p.m. EST:  The White House issued a statement on Trump's intent to nominate Wray.

ORIGINAL STORY:  President Trump announced Wednesday morning that he would be nominating former Assistant Attorney General Christopher A. Wray to be the next director of the FBI.

Wray was nominated to the position of assistant attorney general in charge of the Criminal Division by President George W. Bush in 2003 and served until 2005. After serving at the Department of Justice, he returned to private practice. 

During his time at the DOJ, Wray spearheaded the department's efforts to address corporate fraud.

According to his bio at King and Spalding law firm, Wray served on President Bush's Corporate Fraud Task Force and also helped lead the Enron Task Force. Wray was very active in major fraud investigations, both domestically and internationally. 

Wray also played a role in determining how the DOJ reacted to 9/11 and helped to shape U.S. reactions in the continuing war on terrorism. 

According to the DOJ website, Wray received his law degree from Yale in 1992. 

He clerked for Judge J. Michael Luttig on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit before he began working in a private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. 

In 1997, Wray began working with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia. In 2001, Wray served at Main Justice, fulfilling to the role of associate deputy attorney general.

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