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FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray Could Help Steady The Bureau Amid Turmoil

The former prosecutor operates outside the spotlight. But his friends and mentors say he appreciates Justice Department traditions and will uphold them if he's confirmed to lead the FBI.
Nominee for FBI Director Christopher Wray will have his confirmation hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Source: Saul Loeb

Christopher Wray's friends and mentors use one word to describe him: steady.

That trait could come in handy at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where employees have been reeling since President Trump fired Director James Comey two months ago.

Wray, 50, has spent years working in and around the U.S. Justice Department, making national security policy and overseeing cases against corrupt business executives. But he's operated outside the spotlight, by design.

Taking a job where his

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