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ACLU: FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray Could Be Tied to Torture

HeadlineJun 08, 2017

President Trump on Thursday formally named Christopher Wray to replace James Comey as FBI director. Wray served as assistant attorney general under George W. Bush from 2003 to 2005, at a time when the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel signed off on the use of torture against detainees in CIA and military custody. In a statement, ACLU political director Faiz Shakir questioned whether Wray could lead the FBI independently, and said, “Given that Wray touts his deep involvement in the Bush administration’s response to the 9/11 attacks, which includes his connections to some of the most unlawful legal memos on Bush-era torture programs, the Senate should press Wray to come clean about his role in the programs.”

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