In an early Wednesday morning tweet, President Trump notified the world that he had chosen Christopher Wray to replace the fired James Comey as head of the FBI.
He wrote, “I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow.”
Notably, Trump is said to have not really notified much of anyone about his plans to nominate Wray prior to tweeting about it, but that’s a different story.
Showing, perhaps, just where Wray’s allegiances lie when it comes to issues of justice, the story has now risen to the surface that Wray was New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s personal lawyer during the “Bridgegate” scandal, when Christie’s office ordered two lanes of a major highway to be closed as some sort of “political retribution” against a Democratic mayor.
This incident created a massive public safety hazard, and a number of close Christie aides were indicted, with Christie also facing misconduct charges for allegedly hearing about the lane closures but not doing anything to stop them.
Republicans may try and defend Wray by saying that it was just part of his job to defend Christie, but they did not accept that defense of Hillary Clinton when it came out that she’d represented a child rapist in court decades ago as a lawyer.