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FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The Senate confirmed Christopher Wray to be the new FBI director


Senators voted 92-5 Tuesday to confirm Christopher Wray as the new FBI Director.

President Trump fired former FBI director James Comey, who was overseeing an investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon), Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York), Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) voted against Wray's confirmation.

Democrats worried a new FBI director would scale back the probe, but had their fears quelled when Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to lead the investigations.

Wray, who served as Assistan Attorney General in charge of the Justice Department's Criminal Division under George W. Bush, was unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Now, Senators are expected to focus on a bigger package of nominations to be voted on before they leave for their August recess, but it's unclear which positions will be considered.

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