The Latest: Documents detail FBI pick's high-profile clients

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Posted: Jul 10, 2017 1:19 PM
The Latest: Documents detail FBI pick's high-profile clients

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Christopher Wray, the attorney selected to be the next FBI director (all times local):

1 p.m.

The lawyer tapped to be the next FBI director provided legal services to several high-profile clients and large corporations, documents show.

Office of Government Ethics documents released Monday show Christopher Wray's list of clients includes Johnson & Johnson, Wells Fargo, Credit Suisse and fantasy sports providers DraftKings and FanDuel.

Wray works for the international law firm King & Spalding, mostly on white-collar crime and regulatory cases.

The documents show he earned $9.2 million as part of his annual partnership share at the firm.

Wray will have to step aside from direct involvement any matter involving the firm and its clients for a year if he is confirmed as FBI director.

Wray has a Senate hearing Wednesday.

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The attorney selected to replace James Comey as FBI director is described by those close to him as admirably low-key. Yet he would be taking over the agency at a moment in its history that's anything but tranquil.

Christopher Wray would inherit an FBI whose popular leader was abruptly fired in May. And it has been probing whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to win the presidency.

Wray faces a confirmation hearing Wednesday. It may dive into his legal background as a top criminal lawyer in the Bush administration's Justice Department. But it will almost certainly focus on the political maelstrom surrounding the nomination, with Democrats and Republicans seeking assurances of Wray's independence from President Donald Trump.