Senate votes to hand reins of FBI to Wray

The US Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of Christopher Wray as director of the FBI, with 92 in favor and 5 opposed. It followed the unanimous approval of Wray by the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 20. During his confirmation hearing, Wray said "I will never allow the FBI's work to be driven by anything other than the facts, the law and the impartial pursuit of justice." He declined to comment directly on the tenure of ousted FBI director James Comey or on the investigation of alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election campaign. Wray ran the criminal division of the Justice Department during the George W. Bush administration.

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