WASHINGTON — Gov. Chris Christie's former personal lawyer, Christopher Wray,  is set to become the next director of the FBI.

President Donald Trump, in a tweet Wednesday morning, announced the nomination and called Wray "a man of impeccable credentials."

Last week, after Wray emerged as a candidate, Christie said the president would "not be making a mistake if he asked Chris Wray to be FBI Director," and said they had worked together a lot when both worked in the state attorney general's office.

Wray was a former U.S. assistant attorney general who represented the governor following the Bridgegate scandal.

This is a breaking story. Check back for additional details.

Michael Symons contributed to this report.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.

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