The Senate confirmed the election of a new FBI director

epa06120442 (FILE) - Christopher Wray is sworn-in to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be Director of the FBI, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 12 July 2017. Media reports state that the US Senate on 01 August 2017 has confirmed Christopher Wray to be the Director of the FBI. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

For Wraya’s election (50), 92 members of the Senate were voted, while five were against, Reuters reported.

The US Senate confirmed the election of Christopher Wraya for the new chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) nearly three months after US President Donald Tramp had dismissed the former director of that bureau James Comey.

For Wraya’s election (50), 92 members of the Senate were voted, while five were against, Reuters reported.

He will be at the helm of the FBI during a federal prosecution investigation on the ties between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia, Reuters says.

Wray served as a senior official at the Ministry of Justice at the time of President George W. Bush.

‘There was no agreement with Russia’

Trump insists that there are no secret negotiations with Russia in his presidential campaign and that his release of Comey does not interfere with justice.

The US president accused former FBI chief Comey of being a coward because he had compromised notes on their private meetings, revealing that the US president had asked him to give up on the investigation into the Russian affair.

Comey said on that occasion that the president had been asked to give up on an investigation into possible Russian interference in connection with General Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser.

During that hearing, James Comey admitted that in May, through friends, he provided the media with notes about some private conversations with Donald Trump.

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