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>> President Donald Trump's pick to lead the FBI, Christopher Wray, facing his confirmation hearing Wednesday amidst controversies surrounding the Trump Administration's ties to Russia. The Senate judiciary committee is expected to not just question Wray on his own track record but grill him on how he plans to work with special counsel Robert Mueller on the FBI probe in to the Trump campaign, an issue at the heart of Trump's firing of the last FBI director, James Comey.
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Reuters correspondent Julia Ainsley.>> They will want to know what his role within the investigation will be. And they will want to know, of course, if he has had any conversations with President Trump about somehow cooling the investigation, just like Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to do earlier this year.
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So while we should expect a lot of questions around the investigation to come up, it may be that Wray doesn't actually answer as many of these as completely as one might hope because he is new to this, he has not had a role in this investigation. Instead he'll be just trying to prove that he's a credible, independent person willing to take over this job at such a high profile time for the FBI.
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>> Wray's previous experience working under former President George W Bush may come in handy. He served at the US Justice department from 2003 to 2005 as an assistant Attorney General in charge of it's criminal division, and over saw the departments NRON task force. Wray already made headlines this week when financial disclosure forms revealed he earned $9.2 million last year as a lawyer servicing clients like Cedit Suisse, Wells Fargo and even the New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie.