Attorneys in Clackamas County and all over Oregon are scratching their heads on President Trump’s latest appointment: Defense attorney Christopher Wray to head the FBI. Donald Trump has tweeted that Wray will be his next FBI Director. Several hours later there has been no confirmation or report from the White House Communications Department.
Mr. Wray is a partner in a 900 lawyer law firm whose major customer is the Russian owned oil company, Rosneft. Mr. Wray was also New Jersey Governor Christie’s Bridgegate attorney.
This raises a number of questions. Given that Trump’s Russia scandal is looking more and more like Watergate everyday (first TV hearings with Comey start on Thursday AM), why would he pick someone with so close a connection to what could very well be the nexus of the crisis, Russian money laundering? Continue reading