Christopher Wray, who has been nominated by Trump to head the FBI, reportedly removed information about a Russia-linked case from his work bio.
Christopher Wray, who has been nominated by President Trump to head the FBI, reportedly removed information about a Russia-linked case from his work bio.
CNN reports that Wray, “represented an American energy executive in 2006 who was being criminally investigated by the Russian government. The detail, which was included on Wray's biography on the website of the law firm King and Spalding dating back to 2009, was removed in 2017.”
Micheline Tang, a spokesperson for the firm, said, “Chris made this change to his bio, along with other minor tweaks, in an attempt to make the material more current. At the time he made the adjustments -- January 12, 2017 -- he was not being considered for, and did not anticipate being nominated for, FBI Director, or any position in government."
Trump announced Wray as his top choice in early June and via Twitter.
He wrote, “I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow.”
Not long after, New York Times described Wray as, “a safe, mainstream pick from a president who at one point was considering politicians for a job that has historically been kept outside partisanship. A former assistant attorney general under President George W. Bush, Mr. Wray is likely to assuage the fears of F.B.I. agents who worried that Mr. Trump would try to weaken or politicize the agency.”