Trump’s nominee for FBI director scrubbed Russia connection from his law firm bio

WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 15:  Deputy U.S. Attorney General James B. Comey (L) speaks with assistant attorney general Christopher Wray (R) during a news conference at the Justice Department December 15, 2004 in Washington DC. Comey announced that America Online Inc. has entered into an agreement with the government to defer prosecution charges of aiding and abetting securities fraud in connection with transactions between AOL and  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

James Comey and Christopher Wray in 2004

Christopher Wray, Donald Trump’s nominee to replace James Comey at the FBI, used to include this information in his law firm bio.

Donald Trump’s nominee to be the director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, represented an American energy executive in 2006 who was being criminally investigated by the Russian government.

The information apparently disappeared well before Wray was tapped to become FBI director. According to his firm, the decision to change the page was made in January. The name of the American energy executive and the company involved were not included in the information, and Wray was acting against the Russian government in this instance. The oddest thing about the edit is that it seems to be the only information removed from the site. 

Removing the information only serves to point up one feature of the firm where Wray currently works.

King and Spalding has worked closely in the energy sector in Russia, according to the firm’s website. The firm represented companies in deals with the Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft and Gazprom.

That would be the same Rosneft with which Rex Tillerson made a $500 billion deal. The Rosneft that supposedly offered a huge payout to Carter Page.  Oh, and Page was also an advisor at Gazprom. Gazprom also has connections to the Ukrainian party that hired Paul Manafort. 

It’s not unusual for large law firms to cross paths with a lot of players. What’s odd is that when it comes to the Trump regime, all those paths seem to cross in the same place.

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