US President Donald Trump designated American lawyer Christopher A. Wray as the new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
‘I have decided to name Christopher A. Wray, a man of an impeccable credibility the new director of the FBI. Details to follow’, wrote Donald Trump via Twitter.
Christopher Wray was the deputy of the US Attorney General between 2003 – 2005, during George W. Bush’s mandate.
James Comey was recently dismissed for violating some court principles and procedures.
According to the White House, Comey also publicly revealed details of the investigation that targeted Hillary Clinton.
His dismissal took place in the context of an investigation that also targeted Donald Trump’s close relatives and numerous Russian officials.
Meanwhile, regarding Comey’s situation, US President Donald Trump will not invoke the executive privilege to block the hearing of the former FBI director, scheduled this week in the US Congress, announced the White House on Monday, according to Reuters and DPA.
‘In order to facilitate a quick and complete examination of the facts desired by the, President Trump will not invoke the executive privilege of James Comey’s scheduled hearing’, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told the reporters.