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Trump FBI director nominee's confirmation hearing set for July 12

Trump had announced Wray's nomination in early June & sent forward the nomination three weeks later

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A judiciary committee has announced the date for its confirmation hearing for Chris Wray, President Donald Trump's pick for the new (FBI) Director, the media reported.

The hearing is slated to take place on July 12 and would come more than two months after fired as head of the FBI, reports CNN.

The Judiciary Committee, led by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, followed up its hearing announcement on Wednesday by tweeting the timelines for previous Director confirmations.

The table notes that the confirmations under committees chaired by had moved nominees forward to the full after less than 10 days.

announced Wray's nomination in early June and sent forward the nomination three weeks later, near the end of the month. Since Comey's ouster, Andrew McCabe has served as the acting Director.

Wray is a graduate who worked for years as a federal prosecutor before moving to the private sector.

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First Published: Thu, July 06 2017. 16:13 IST