Wray was sworn in on Wednesday afternoon as the new Fbi Director. The US. Attorney General in a press statement stated that "Wray has successfully prosecuted terrorists, drug kingpins, and white-collar criminals and that he has the experience and character Americans want in an FB director." Wray takes over as the head of the FBI after Donald Trump fired former FBI director James Comey. Trump had previously announced his intention to appoint Wray as the next head of the FBI on June 7, 2017. Wray received his confirmation by the U.S Senate to lead the FBI by a 92-5 vote on Tuesday this week.

Wray's past service to the U.S government

Wray began working for the U.S government in 1997 as an assistant Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. He then worked as the Associate Deputy Attorney General as well as the principal associate Deputy Attorney General in the justice department. Bush also appointed him as the Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division of the Justice Department. He then worked as the assistant attorney general in 2003 and 2005. The Justice department awarded him with the Edmund J. Randolph Award in 2005. He has also worked for King & Spalding LLP law firm as a litigator partner in both Atlanta and Washington D.C.

Current status of the Trump-Russia investigations

On July 8, 2017, former FBI director told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he had no doubt Russia interfered with last year's elections. He also stated that the interference was a 'hostile act.' He also believed that the Russian Investigations were the reasons he was fired.

He also thought Trump had a lot of pressure because of the way investigations were being conducted. Comey also stated that Trump was not under investigation while he was heading the FBI.

A change in leadership at the FBI might ensure that Trump is never involved in the investigations. Despite Trump being a big supporter of Putin during his presidential campaigns, Trump's relations with Russia are beginning to deteriorate.

Earlier this week, Russia ordered the US to reduce its ambassadorial staff working in Russia by 60 percent, this came after a U.S Congress approved new sanctions on Moscow. Trump signed the new sanctions into law on Wednesday. 775 U.S diplomats are expected to be cut from Russia by September this year.

Wray's personal life

Wray was born in New York. He studied at the Buckley School in New York as well as Philip Academy in Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale University in 1989 after acquiring a cum laude. He also received a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School in 1992. He worked for a year as a clerk for a judge of the U.S Court of Appeal for the fourth circuit.

Wray is married to his former Yale classmate Helen Garrison Howell. They both have two children.