>> US President Donald Trump, on Wednesday, picking Christopher Wray as his choice to replace fired FBI Director, James Comey. Trump, in a tweet, describing him as, a man of impeccable credentials, saying, details to follow. A partner at law firm King and Spalding, Wray represented New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in the Bridgegate scandal, in which two of Christie's aides were convicted, Christie was never charged.
Wray is also a former federal prosecutor under George W. Bush, where he led the team that took down energy giant Enron in a high profile fraud case. Reuters justice correspondent, Julie Edwards Ainsley.>> Wray isn't really one of those candidates who a lot of people know much about, he's certainly not a household name.
Even to a lot of people in Washington, he's relatively unknown. But he seems like a safe pick, some of the other names that came up earlier had more of a political background. The one criticism I have heard from some law enforcement types is that he doesn't have enough experience handling modern day issues like cybersecurity, like encryption, things that are really common to the FBI now that might not have been on his radar between 2003 and 2005.
>> Trump choosing Wray one day before Comey's hotly anticipated testimony on Capitol Hill in the investigation into Russia's meddling in the US election and potential ties to the Trump camp.>> This seems like a very deliberate way of distracting. People I know who are familiar with the interview process did not see this coming.
People familiar with the White House thinking did not see this coming. This almost appears as if Trump woke up this morning, looked at the headlines, and decided to send out a tweet that, in fact, he had picked Chris Wray.>> Comey's firing in the midst of the Russia probe sparking questions of potential obstruction of justice by President Trump and threatening to overwhelm his domestic policy priorities.