Biden will keep Christopher Wray as FBI director, White House source says

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray announces significant law enforcement actions related to the illegal sale of drugs and other illicit goods and services on the Darknet during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, September 22, 2020.Olivier Douliery | Pool | ReutersPresident Joe Biden will keep FBI Director Christopher Wray in his position, a White House official told NBC News.Wray, an appointee of former President Donald Trump, is serving a 10-year term. He was expected to remain in place. Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, declined to say whether Wray would hold onto his role during her first press conference on Wednesday. She said she had not spoken with Biden about the matter. The FBI is currently conducting a massive investigation into the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol. Dozens have been arrested and charged in connection with the breach of Congress.The Justice Department, which contains the FBI, is also probing the financial affairs of Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. Hunter Biden disclosed the investigation in December. Wray was installed by Trump in 2017 after the former president fired James Comey, who was at the time leading investigations related to the Trump 2016 campaign’s alleged ties to Russia. Comey’s firing sparked the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel.This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.

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