Trump announces nomination for new FBI director


By Ben Stein ’18

President Trump announced on Wednesday, June 7 that he is nominating Christopher Wray to be the next FBI Director. Wray will replace acting Director Andrew McCabe who took on the position when James Comey was released last month.

Wray holds a vast array of law experience. To start, he graduated from Yale in 1989 and earned a law degree from Yale Law School in 1992. He became a part of the U.S Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia in 1997 and began working at the main office in 2001. Between 2003 and 2005 he headed the Justice Department’s criminal division under George W. Bush.

Students have both positive and negative reactions to the nomination.

“The nomination of Chris Wray was extremely fishy. Anyone connected to Chris Christie I honestly do not trust,”  Neal Soni ’18 said. (Wray was Chris Christie’s personal lawyer during the Bridgegate investigation. )

Some students took a relatively neutral stance. “He’s not necessarily a good or a bad selection. He has done some things that are skeptical but also has had a very successful career,” Adam Greenlee ‘20 said.

While many Staples students continued on a positive note, some even went as far as to agree with the President’s decision.

“Based on the credentials of Christopher Wray, I think that he could be a good FBI director,” Max Haslett ’19 said. “I don’t see any reason why he doesn’t have potential.”