President Donald Trump's pick for director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, might be a good choice, according to Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
"I think he may be a good pick. I think we need someone with the leadership and bravery necessary to take on the institution of the FBI. I hope he's that type of pick," Fitton said Wednesday on Fox News' "Fox & Friends."
Wray must not take on the director job with the goal of continuing to do "the same old same old."
"If he's just going to be the typical FBI director, it's going to be a loser both for President Trump and the American people," he said.
Wray, who was New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's lawyer in the Bridge-gate trial, will lead Democrats to question his merits, Fitton said. "The left is going to react and scream about Bridge-gate, Bridge-gate, Bridge-gate … he was the lawyer for Gov. Christie, and he wasn't charged for doing anything wrong."
The Judicial Watch director noted that Wray would be questioned in a Senate confirmation hearing. "I just hope he's asked questions from the point of view of a reformer, as opposed to from the point of view of the typical Washington game that just wants an FBI director to do the same old, same old."
The FBI needs a reformer, and Wray has experience taking on the government through his work with corporate clients, he said. "I'm hoping his private experience battling the government in various defense cases has them recognize that the government's not always right and needs some oversight internally from its director."
Comey and the FBI came under fire from Fitton in March on Breitbart News Daily. Comey's Russia investigation is "the Democrat unicorn theory of the election," Fitton said then.
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