Christopher Wray (b. 1967) is an attorney and political figure who was nominated by President Donald Trump to replace former FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump fired in Spring 2017. Christopher Wray was confirmed as the new FBI director by the Senate in August 2017.  Before being appointed as the FBI director, Wray spent several years working as a federal attorney. Wray has worked alongside both New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and James Comey. In 2004, Wray sided with Comey, Robert Mueller and John Ashcroft against the George W. Bush administration over its surveillance program. Wray has also worked with the King & Spalding law firm, which in February 2017 won Law360’s “White Collar Group of the Year” award.