(NBC) President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he will nominate Christopher Wray, a former Justice Department official and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s personal attorney, to replace ousted FBI Director James Comey.
The selection of Wray comes a day before Comey’s highly anticipated hearing with the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss Russia’s alleged interference in last year’s presidential election.
Comey was abruptly fired last month while he was investigating Russian hacking and potential ties between members of the Trump campaign and Moscow.
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