The Senate has confirmed Christopher Wray would be sworn in as the new Federal Bureau of Investigation director. The news comes very shortly after James Comey was fired by President Donald Trump after Trump was alleged to have conspired with Russian Government to influence US 2016 Elections where he did win over Hillary Clinton over a thin margin. Wray got an overwhelming support and cleared the test with 92-5 votes.
“The FBI is our country’s top law enforcement agency and it needs a qualified leader committed to upholding the rule of law and protecting its independence. I’m confident that Christopher Wray is up to that considerable task,” said Senator Dianne Feinstein. She also added “He said he would resign if President Trump asked him to do anything illegal, and that he would consider any effort to tamper with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to be unacceptable.”
Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin said the next FBI director will be under incredible scrutiny since the earlier Director was fired amid lot of controversies and to ensure that the new appointment does not embarrass them. It is also to be noted that Comey had commented about his removal that it is difficult to survive with Trump being the Head of the Administration.
“America needs an FBI Director who will face that pressure with integrity, independence, and a firm commitment to the rule of law,” said Dick Durbin who also said “He may also have to stand up to this President if the interests of justice demand it. I believe Mr Wray can do that, and Congress will be closely monitoring the FBI to ensure Mr Wray is effectively serving the American people and the rule of law.”