When Christopher Wray is sworn in as head of the FBI, the acting director, Andrew McCabe, will return to his previous role as deputy director—despite allegations from President Donald Trump regarding campaign donations his wife once received.
McCabe has been acting director since May 9, when Trump fired the previous head of the bureau, James Comey. McCabe, who has been at the bureau since the mid-1990s, had been Comey’s deputy, the No. 2 position.
On Tuesday, the Senate confirmed Wray, Trump’s pick to succeed Comey. The Department of Justice expects his swearing-in to occur late Wednesday afternoon. When that happens, McCabe will return to his deputy role, an FBI spokeswoman confirms to Newsweek.
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