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Congressman John Conyers

Representing the 13th District of Michigan

CONYERS STATEMENT ON TRUMP NOMINATING A NEW FBI DIRECTOR

June 7, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. today released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that he will nominate Christopher A. Wray, the former Assistant Attorney General, to be the next Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director:

“The nation’s top law enforcement agency needs leadership and must have a confirmed director, but I am deeply concerned that the next director is being selected according to the criteria of a President, whose campaign and administration are under investigation, and who fired the prior FBI Director on the basis of his zeal in investigating these matters and refusal to swear loyalty to the President.  I look forward to meeting Mr. Wray and learning more about him, but those involved in his confirmation process should be skeptical of Trump’s selection of someone to fill this position at this time.”