Trump Picks New FBI Head, Comey’s Opening Statement, and More

President Donald Trump has tapped former Justice Department official Christopher Wray, the lawyer who represented New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the Bridgegate scandal, to replace James Comey as the head of the FBI. 

In fact, the announcement came a day before Comey will testify before a Senate committee; he is expected to describe his encounters with Trump in the weeks before his May 9 firing.

Trump announced Wray’s nomination in a tweet:

Reactions to the nomination were mostly positive, as he’s a traditional choice for the job. Some had worried that Trump would try to politicize the bureau, judging by his previous picks of former and current politicians. Read the story from The AP

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James Comey’s Opening Statement

The opening statement from the former FBI director confirms many of the bombshell reports that have raised questions about whether President Trump tried to interfere in the Russia investigation. Read the story from NPR

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Uber Tries to Repair its Reputation

The ride-hailing company fired 20 employees for a host of harassment problems and hired an Apple marketing executive to try and rescue its tainted brand. Read the story from The AP


Reports: Attorney General Offered To Resign

Attorney General Jeff Sessions offered to resign, citing the president’s anger over his recusal from the Russia investigations, according to various reports. Read the story from NPR


Cincinnati Reds Player Makes History

Second baseman Scooter Gennett is only the 17th player in major league history to hit four homeruns in one game. Read the story from The AP