Trump nominates lawyer Christopher Wray to lead FBI

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US President Donald Trump says he is nominating lawyer Christopher Wray to become the new FBI director.

The post has been empty for the past month after Mr Trump fired James Comey from the key law enforcement role.

Mr Wray served under George W Bush as an assistant attorney general from 2003 to 2005, the BBC reports.

Mr Trump described Mr Wray as “a man of impeccable credentials” in a tweet on Wednesday.

The appointment will have to be approved by the Senate.

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