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Trump's FBI director is among highest-paid law firm partners entering the administration

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Christopher Wray (Courtesy King & Spalding)

President Donald Trump’s nominee for FBI director, Christopher Wray, earned $9.2 million from his law firm partnership share since January 2016, according to his financial disclosure form.

Wray has been a King & Spalding partner for nearly 12 years, and heads a “special matters” group representing clients in government investigations, report the National Law Journal (sub. req.) and the Wall Street Journal (sub. req.). He has been the personal lawyer for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and formerly oversaw the Justice Department’s criminal division.

With that multimillion-dollar paycheck, Wray “would be one of the richer-through-compensation law firm partners to enter the Trump administration—or any administration,” according to the National Law Journal.

The Wall Street Journal estimates Wray to be worth between $23 million and $42 million, based on its analysis of his disclosure form, which lists 20 pages of assets.

Wray has more wealth than many other top Justice Department officials, according to the Wall Street Journal. Former Attorney General Eric Holder was worth about $8 million in 2009, the story says, citing information from the Center for Responsive Politics.

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