Christopher Wray Confirmed as FBI Director

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    President Trump’s pick for FBI Director has been confirmed by the Senate.

    FOX’s Jared Halpern reports from Capitol Hill:

    President Trump is getting a new director of the FBI after the Senate confirmed his choice of Christopher Wray to take over the bureau on Tuesday.

    The Senate voted 92 to 5 to approve Wray’s nomination.

    Trump announced his selection of Wray to lead the FBI in early July after abruptly firing FBI Director James Comey in May.

    Comey was fired by the president amid tensions over the Russia investigation. During his confirmation hearing, Wray testified that he’d conduct his job “without regard to any partisan political influence.”

    “I believe to my core that there’s only one right way to do this job,” Wray told the Senate Judiciary Committee. “And that is with strict independence. By the book. Playing it straight. Faithful to the Constitution.”