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    Christie Bridgegate lawyer Christopher Wray tapped by Trump to head FBI

    Christopher Wray, Chris Christie's personal attorney during the Bridgegate investigation and trial, is being nominated by President Donald Trump to head the FBI, according to a tweet by Trump this morning.
    "I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI," Trump tweeted. "Details to follow."

    More at: http://www.app.com/story/news/politi...fbi/376641001/
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    sounds about right
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    Who Is This Guy? Trump Nominates Christopher A. Wray To Be FBI Director

    https://rightsanddissent.org/news/gu...-fbi-director/

    Always classy, Trump has announced his choice for FBI Director in a tweet



    Wray isn’t a household name, even among civil liberty advocates, so we’re still researching those details.

    Here’s what we’ve got so far:

    Wray is a litigation partner at King & Spalding, and served as the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division at DOJ from 2003 – 2005. That’s a position that requires Senate confirmation, so we’ll be reviewing his confirmation hearing for clues to how he’ll approach the job of top cop. His time at DOJ coincided with Comey (who was Deputy Attorney General) and Mueller (who was FBI Director).

    Heavy.com reports that “He was willing to resign along with Comey and Mueller in 2004, during Comey’s showdown with the White House over the plan to renew the National Security Agency’s Terrorist Surveillance Program while then-Attorney General John Ashcroft was hospitalized.”

    He also testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the Patriot Act in 2003.

    Marcy Wheeler notes that “Wray was on the border of a lot of torture decisions in 2004 — the ACLU database of torture documents is full of entirely redacted documents involving him.” And that “Wray was involved in one of the noted field trips to Gitmo to watch torture.”

    Wheeler also points out that “Wray provided inappropriate briefings to John Ashcroft about what Ashcroft’s buddies had said during FBI interviews.” That’s not a great sign. It demonstrates that “Wray is likely to ensure that highers up never see any consequences for their actions. And he sure seems likely to keep Trump in the loop on the investigation of Trump.”

    That syncs with the way that Wray described his current law firm.”We’re more known for calmly and quietly diffusing a crisis or making matters go quietly away and keeping things in the middle of the road.” It’s also of note that Wray was Governor Chris Christie’s personal lawyer in the notorious “Bridgegate” scandal (Christie got off while three of his top aides were convicted of federal crimes).

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    Draining the swamp by appointing Christie's lawyer.
    "The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety."
    H. L. Mencken

    Quote Originally Posted by Contumacious View Post
    Yes, indeed , we will never be able to prove fraud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCount View Post
    Draining the swamp by appointing Christie's lawyer.
    You have to understand at this level the pool of candidates is very limited. Would you rather have Carrot Top heading the FBI? /s

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    What level of xxD chess is this move on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    You have to understand at this level the pool of candidates is very limited. Would you rather have Carrot Top heading the FBI? /s
    I guess Dick Cheney's lawyer was busy.
    "The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety."
    H. L. Mencken

    Quote Originally Posted by Contumacious View Post
    Yes, indeed , we will never be able to prove fraud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    You have to understand at this level the pool of candidates is very limited. Would you rather have Carrot Top heading the FBI? /s
    Nobody seemed to want the job. Many nominees withdrew their own names.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/25/politi...tor/index.html

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been interviewing candidates for the job, including acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former congressman and FBI special agent Mike Rogers, and Fran Townsend, former Homeland Security adviser to President George W. Bush.

    Trump has read reports and recommendations from the interviews and met with a few leading candidates himself, a senior White House official has told CNN. There is no set number of finalists that the President has pledged to interview personally.

    Several candidates -- including former Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher, Associate Judge Michael Garcia of the New York Court of Appeals, career FBI official Richard McFeely, Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn and South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy -- have also removed themselves from consideration.
    Article was on Joe Lieberman withdrawing his name.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCount View Post
    Draining the swamp by appointing Christie's lawyer.
    He's trying his best till the last moment... but winning on every front is not easy.



    Trump May Try to Fire Wray, but FBI Director Has GOP Support on Capitol Hill

    Nov. 3, 2020
    wsj.com/articles/trump-may-try-to-fire-wray-but-fbi-director-has-gop-support-on-capitol-hill-11604434965



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