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Politics Senate Judiciary Committee approves FBI director nomination

17:45  20 july  2017
17:45  20 july  2017 Source:   ap.org

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FILE - FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray is sworn-on on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 12, 2017, prior to testifying at his confirmation hearing before the Senate The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the nomination of President Donald Trump's choice to head the FBI .

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the nomination of President Donald Trump's pick to head the FBI . Christopher Wray's nomination will now move to the Senate floor.

FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. © AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the nomination of President Donald Trump's choice to head the FBI.

Christopher Wray's nomination will now move to the Senate floor.

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa praised Wray, who promised at his hearing last week to never let politics get in the way of the bureau's mission.

Wray would replace James Comey, who was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump in May amid the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties to Trump's campaign.

Senate Judiciary panel prepared to subpoena Manafort, Trump Jr., by Friday night .
The panel’s chairman said subpoenas for both, plus one other witness, have been approved if they do not respond to the committee’s invitation by close of business Friday.Committee chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) said Thursday that Manafort, Trump Jr. and a third invited witness, Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, have until Friday night to accept the invitation to testify in a public hearing scheduled for Wednesday. If they do not accept, Grassley said, subpoenas would be issued “almost immediately.

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