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Trump Taps Yale Grad To Head FBI

Christopher Wray has been tapped as the new head of the FBI
Christopher Wray has been tapped as the new head of the FBI Photo Credit: King & Spalding

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- President Donald Trump may not have nominated former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman to head the FBI, but his newly announced pick Christopher Wray has a connection to Connecticut as a graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School.

Trump announced on Twitter Wednesday morning that he was going to nominate Wray to replace James Comey, a former Westport resident, as the the Director of the FBI. The president had weighed many options for the position since firing Comey in May 9, and at one point Lieberman, the former senator from Connecticut, was a front-runner for the position.

Wray graduated from Yale University in 1989 and received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1992, after having served as the executive editor of the Yale Law Journal.

Wray first joined the Department of Justice as an Associate Deputy Attorney General in May 2001, and was later appointed the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General in September 2001. From 2003 to 2005 he served as the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the DOJ's Criminal Justice Division.

He is currently a litigation partner at the Washington, D.C. and Atlanta offices of the law firm King & Spalding.

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