Donald Trump announced Wednesday morning (over Twitter, naturally), his nominee for FBI Director, Christopher Wray, none other than Chris Christie’s Bridgegate attorney, and a partner in a law firm that represents Russian oil companies. This from The New York Times:
The president revealed his decision in an early-morning tweet without alerting members of Congress in advance. It came on the eve of a blockbuster congressional hearing scheduled for Thursday in which James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director he ousted abruptly last month, was to testify about what he interpreted as improper attempts by Mr. Trump to pressure him.
Hours after the Twitter post, the White House followed up with an official statement in which Mr. Trump called Mr. Wray “an impeccably qualified individual,” citing his role in major fraud investigations and antiterrorism efforts at the Justice Department after the 9/11 attacks.
“I know that he will again serve his country as a fierce guardian of the law and model of integrity once the Senate confirms him to lead the F.B.I.,” Mr. Trump said in the statement.
Let’s take a look at this “fierce guardian of the law,” and “model of integrity,” shall we?