Christopher Wray was confirmed Tuesday by the Senate with a vote of 92-5 to become the new leader of the FBI. He is replacing James Comey, who was fired by President Trump in May while he was in the middle of overseeing the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials during the 2016 presidential election. Wray told the Senate during confirmation hearings he would remain independent of Trump, and if asked to swear his loyalty to the president, he would refuse.
BREAKING: Senate confirms Christopher Wray to be FBI director, replacing James Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump.
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