Donald Trump will nominate former U.S. Assistant Attorney General Christopher Wray to be the next director of the FBI.
Trump announced his decision in a tweet early Wednesday, praising Wray as "a man of impeccable credentials."
Wray was one of several candidates Trump interviewed for the position.
Trump's announcement comes just a few weeks after he fired James Comey from the FBI director spot.
Wray served as the head of the Justice Department's criminal division from 2003 to 2005 before going into private practice at the King & Spalding law firm.
He also acted as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's personal lawyer during the Bridgegate scandal.