President Donald Trump espressed confidence in his pick for FBI director Wednesday, telling reporters in Cincinnati that Christopher Wray is "gonna be great."
Trump announced his plans to nominate Wray, a former Justice Department official under George W. Bush, earlier in the day on Twitter.
In a White House press release, Trump called Wray an "impeccably qualified individual." Trump said he knows Wray will "again serve his country as a fierce guardian of the law and model of integrity" if confirmed by the Senate.
Wray, in the same statement issued by the White House, said he was honored to be selected.
He said he looked forward to leading "an extraordinary group of men and women who have dedicated their careers to protecting this country."
Wray works at the King & Spalding law firm. He served as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's personal lawyer during the George Washington Bridge lane-closing investigation.
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