President’s Pick to Head FBI Scrubbed Russian-Government-Related Case From Résumé

Christopher Wray (Lawrence Jackson/AP Images)
Christopher Wray (Lawrence Jackson/AP Images)

So the president’s pick to head the FBI scrubbed “an energy company president in a criminal investigation by Russian authorities” from a list of clients on his law firm bio, CNN reports.



Of course you aren’t.

According to the news station, the president gushed about Christopher Wray only a few days after firing FBI Director James Comey, who, by the way, was investigating President TrumPutin’s ties to Muva Russia. Now it appears that Wray modified his website to exclude the energy-company president—whom Wray represented in a criminal investigation by Russian authorities—from his list of clients in his law firm bio.

“Chris made this change to his bio, along with other minor tweaks, in an attempt to make the material more current. At the time he made the adjustments—January 12, 2017—he was not being considered for, and did not anticipate being nominated for, FBI Director, or any position in government,” firm spokeswoman Micheline Tang told CNN.

“Moreover, the representation that was dropped from his online bio related to a matter where Chris, King & Spalding, and the client were adverse to the Russian Government,” she added. “Mr. Wray worked on this matter in 2006. Other attorneys at the firm worked on the matter in 2006, 2007, and 2011.”

Umm, Tang, we don’t believe you; you need more people (Jay Z voice).

Tang claimed that the person Wray defended in the Russia-related case was a U.S. citizen who lives in the United States.


“During the course of the dispute, the Russian government sought to exert leverage against this executive and the company by initiating a criminal investigation in Russia against him,” she said. “Chris and the firm were engaged to handle the U.S. legal issues that arose from the situation.”

White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the press that Trump has yet to officially nominate Wray and added that it’s “a pretty lengthy paperwork process” to get the president’s nomination to the Senate, the New York Daily News reports.


Read more at CNN and the New York Daily News. 

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So, going forward, I’m just assuming that literally everyone involved with Trump is on the payroll of either the Kremlin, oligarchs tied to the Kremlin, or some combination thereof.

Just to save you guys some time and headaches, if you’d like, you could just start reporting on which Trumpkins aren’t deep in the Russian’s pockets.

Fucking Christ.