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Trump taps seasoned lawyer for FBI

Christopher Wray headed a task force of prosecutors and FBI agents probing the Enron scandal during his time at the US Department of Justice

AP, WASHINGTON

US Senator Chris Coons, a Democrat on the committee, said he, too, was encouraged that Trump’s pick is a veteran of law enforcement “rather than a career in partisan politics, as was rumored over the past several weeks.”

Wray’s nomination is sure to be caught up by questions from both parties — but especially Democrats — over whether he will be able to be independent of Trump, how he will handle the investigation into Russia’s election meddling and how he will interact with Mueller.

“The FBI is responsible for some of our nation’s most important investigations and needs a professional who is willing to stand up to the administration when necessary,” US Senator Bill Nelson said.

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