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Comfirmation hearings begin for new FBI Director

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -

The man President Donald Trump has picked to be the new FBI Director heads to Capitol Hill Wednesday for his confirmation hearing.  

Christopher Wray will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

President Trump announced Wray's nomination in June after he abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey in May.

Senators are expected to seek assurances of Wray's independence from the President.

Lawyers and FBI agents who have worked with Wray describe him as calm and even-handed.

He was the top criminal lawyer in the Bush Administration and worked closely not only with Comey, but also with Robert Mueller, the former FBI Director who is now serving as special counsel in charge of the Russia investigation.

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