BUSTED: Trump’s FBI Pick Caught Deleting Info Linking Him To Russia
A report by CNN just revealed that Donald Trump’s nominee to be the director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, has his own Russia ties and deleted information from his biography about representing an oil company executive in 2006 who was being criminally investigated over his business dealings with Russia.
Details about the Russia case, which was included in Wray’s biography on the website of the law firm King and Spalding dating back to 2009, was removed in 2017, according to CNN.
An excerpt from the report reads:
A copy of Wray’s biography from the law firm King and Spalding archived in December 2016 noted that Wray had represented “an energy company president in a criminal investigation by Russian authorities.” By June of this year, that information had been removed. The line appears to be the one of few bits of information ever removed from the page since 2009.”
Any work Wray did related to Russia is likely to be asked about at Senate confirmation hearings. King and Spalding has worked closely in the energy sector in Russia, according to the firm’s website. The firm represented companies in deals with the Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft and Gazprom.
Weeks after President Trump abruptly fired James Comey as FBI director last month amid the bureau’s Russia investigation, he settled on Wray as his nominee following the withdrawal of several candidates. His nomination must still be approved by the Senate.