US President Donald Trump says he is nominating lawyer Christopher Wray to become the new FBI director. The post has been empty for the past month after Mr Trump fired James Comey from the key law enforcement role.
Mr Wray served under George W Bush as an assistant attorney general from 2003 to 2005.
Mr Trump described Mr Wray as “a man of impeccable credentials” in a tweet today.
The appointment will have to be approved by the Senate.
The Yale Law School graduate is currently a partner at King & Spalding law firm in its offices in Washington DC and Atlanta.
While at the Department of Justice (DOJ), he headed the criminal division, overseeing major corporate fraud scandals, including the crisis at energy giant Enron.