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Christopher Wray to remain FBI Director, Biden team says
Director Christopher Wray addresses the audience during his formal installation ceremony at FBI Headquarters on September 28, 2017
Director Christopher Wray addresses the audience during his formal installation ceremony at FBI Headquarters on September 28, 2017 Credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

President Joe Biden will keep Christopher Wray as acting FBI Director, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced on Thursday. Wray was picked for the role by former President Donald Trump in 2017 after he fired James Comey and was later accused of being disloyal to Trump.

"I caused an unintentional ripple yesterday so [I] wanted to state very clearly President Biden intends to keep FBI Director Wray on in his role and he has confidence in the job he is doing," Psaki wrote on Twitter on Thursday.