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Trump's Pick for FBI Chief Removed Mention of Case Involving Russia From Bio

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By    |   Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 12:11 PM

Christopher Wray, President Donald Trump's pick to head the FBI, represented a U.S. energy executive in 2006, who was under investigation by the Russians, CNN reported.

The case was noted in Wray's biography on the website of the law firm King & Spalding since 2009, but was removed in 2017, the news network said.

An archived version of Wray's bio from December 2016 said he had represented "an energy company president in a criminal investigation by Russian authorities," CNN reported.

However, all mention of it was removed by June of this year, according to the news network.

Micheline Tang, a spokesperson for the law firm, declined to provide the name of the client and said the change to the online biography was made by Wray, CNN reported. But she said the change came in January before Wray was even under consideration for the job.

"Chris made this change to his bio, along with other minor tweaks, in an attempt to make the material more current," she said. "At the time he made the adjustments, — Jan. 12, 2017 — he was not being considered for, and did not anticipate being nominated for FBI Director, or any position in government.

"Moreover, the representation that was dropped from his online bio related to a matter where Chris, King & Spalding, and the client were adverse to the Russian Government. Mr. Wray worked on this matter in 2006. Other attorneys at the firm worked on the matter in 2006, 2007, and 2011."

Wray's law firm also represents Rosneft and Gazprom —​ two of Russia's largest state controlled oil companies, USA Today reported.

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