Wray officially sworn in as FBI director

Incoming FBI Director Christopher Wray was officially sworn in by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsWant to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump Democrat stalls Biden's border nominee Garland strikes down Trump-era immigration court rule, empowering judges to pause cases MORE on Wednesday after he was confirmed by the Senate one day earlier. 

"It is the honor of a lifetime to serve as Director. I long ago grew to know and admire the FBI from my earliest days as a line prosecutor to my years as an assistant attorney general," Wray said in a statement.


"I am excited, humbled, and grateful, therefore, to have this chance to work side-by-side again with these fine professionals for the good of the country and the cause of justice," he continued.

Wray was easily confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday in a 92-5 vote.

Sessions praised Wray following his swearing-in, saying in a statement that he has "the experience and the strength of character that the American people want in an FBI Director."

"I am confident that the FBI, the premier investigative agency in the world, is in great hands with Director Chris Wray at the helm," Sessions said in the statement.

The FBI director served as assistant attorney general under former President George W. Bush, and represented New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) during the Bridgegate scandal. 

President Trump announced Wray's nomination in June, roughly a month after the president fired former FBI Director James Comey.