Many Americans are still anxious to see a proper investigation into Hillary Clinton’s questionable behavior last year and during her time as secretary of state.
With Republicans pushing for a special counsel to investigate Clinton, any help in Washington will be welcome. An ally may have arrived following Senate-wide confirmation of Christopher Wray as Trump’s FBI Director, according to The Hill.
On Tuesday, the Senate confirmed Wray as FBI Director in a historical 92-5 vote. Though his approval by the Senate Judiciary Committee was unanimous, it’s only the second time in United States history that anyone has voted against an FBI director nomination. The first time was James Comey’s nomination, and it was only one vote against.
Christopher Wray is a partner at the law firm King & Spalding; his primary function is chair for the Special Matters and Government Investigations Practice Group where he handles internal corporate investigations and enforces regulations.
His claims to fame saw him working for Governor Chris Christie during the infamous “Bridgegate.” Wray represented Christie when two of his aides were convicted of trying to harass a Democratic mayor who didn’t support Christie by closing down key bridge lanes used by the mayor.
Wray also served as Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice under the Bush administration in 2003 and 2005. He was part of a task force designed to investigate corporate fraud and was part of the investigations into Enron.
In June, President Trump announced his desire for Wray to serve as FBI Director, saying, “I am proud to announce Christopher as my choice as the Director of the FBI. During his previous service at the Department of Justice, Christopher was the leader of major fraud investigations, and was a key part of the team overseeing the Justice Department’s actions in the war on terrorism following the 9/11 attacks.”
When selected for nomination, Wray issued the following statement: “I look forward to serving the American people with integrity as the leader of what I know firsthand to be an extraordinary group of men and women who have dedicated their careers to protecting this country.”
Wray’s patriotic statement supports the way Trump described him. “He is an impeccably qualified individual, and I know that he will again serve his country as a fierce guardian of the law and model of integrity…”
Christopher Wray was just confirmed as the new FBI director. Should he investigate Hillary Clinton?
It seems that the majority of the Senate, and surprisingly most of the Democrats, agree with Trump’s assessment. Nearly all senators felt Wray was a great bipartisan pick. According to The Hill, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) felt Wray’s unbiased nature would help keep the Mueller investigation alive, saying, “It is really important that we have a strong FBI director. There can be no manipulation. Special counsel Robert Mueller must be allowed to proceed with his investigation undisturbed.”
On the surface, it seems that Wray will do well as FBI director. His experience investigating fraud will be in high demand, considering the scandals and controversies coming to the forefront almost daily.
Hopefully, Wray will help Republicans conduct a proper investigation into Clinton and other Democrats. Perhaps this new FBI director will treat it as a criminal investigation and not a “matter.”