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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Statement by Attorney General Sessions on the Swearing in of FBI Director Chris Wray

Attorney General Jeff Sessions today issued the following statement on the swearing in of the new Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Chris Wray:

"Moments ago I had the honor of swearing in Chris Wray as our new Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"Chris has the experience and the strength of character that the American people want in an FBI Director and I congratulate him for being overwhelmingly confirmed to that post and look forward to working with him every day to keep America safe.

“As a former federal prosecutor and head of the Department of Justice's Criminal Division, Chris Wray has successfully prosecuted terrorists, drug kingpins, and white-collar criminals. He has earned the respect of his colleagues at DOJ, receiving our highest honor, the Edmund Randolph award, and bipartisan support in the Senate.

"I am confident that the FBI, the premier investigative agency in the world, is in great hands with Director Chris Wray at the helm."

Topic(s): 
Office and Personnel Updates
Press Release Number: 
17-867
Updated August 2, 2017