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The Latest: GOP lawmakers support Trump choice for FBI chief

WASHINGTON - (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and choice for new FBI director (all times local):

10:05 a.m.
 
House Republicans say President Donald Trump's pick to head the FBI seems like a good choice.
 
Lawmakers attending Wednesday morning's closed-door caucus said they had no early word of the president's selection of Christopher Wray, a former Justice Department official who served as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's personal lawyer during the George Washington Bridge lane-closing investigation.
 
Rep. Mike Conaway of Texas said, "At first blush, he seems like a great choice to lead the FBI." Conaway he wasn't given a heads up and told reporters: "you all surprised me on the way in."
 
Rep. Pete King of New York said, "I assume it's a good choice."
 
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8:05 a.m.
 
President Donald Trump says he'll nominate a former Justice Department official as FBI director.
 
Trump's tweets that his choice - lawyer Christopher Wray - is "a man of impeccable credentials."
 
There's no more information in the two-sentence tweet that ends, "Details to follow."
 
Wray emerged from a list of former prosecutors, politicians and law enforcement officials interviewed by Trump since the president fired FBI Director James Comey last month.
 
Wray works at the King & Spalding law firm. He represented New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during the investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case. Two former Christie aides were convicted of plotting to close bridge lanes to punish a Democratic mayor who wouldn't endorse the Republican governor.
 
Wray worked for the Justice Department under President George W. Bush.


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