June 7 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he will nominate Christopher Wray, a former assistant attorney general who works as a private firm lawyer, as the next director of the FBI.
"I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow," Trump wrote on Twitter.
Wray worked in the Department of Justice during President George W. Bush's administration from 2003 until 2005. He led the department's criminal division and oversaw major fraud investigations, including the Enron Task Force.
For the past 12 years, Wray has been out of public service and in private practice. He works in litigation as a partner for the King & Spalding law firm in the firm's offices in Washington, D.C., and Atlanta.
"Mr. Wray has substantial federal appellate experience, including successful oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for 11th Circuit sitting en banc and before the U.S. Supreme Court," King & Spalding wrote in a biographical statement.