WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump is to nominate Christopher A Wray as the new director of the FBI. Trump made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday morning.

“I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow,” Trump tweeted.

Wray’s nomination must be confirmed by the Senate for him to officially get the role. If successful, he will take over from Andrew McCabe, who has been the bureau’s acting director since President Trump fired James Comey on May 9.

Comey is due to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee in Washington, DC, on Thursday, where he’s expected to answer questions on the circumstances surrounding his dismissal and the investigation into the president’s alleged links to Russia.