FBI director candidate with Atlanta ties represented Chris Christie during ‘Bridgegate’

A former Atlanta federal prosecutor, who is one of two additional candidates in the running for FBI director, served as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s personal attorney during the so-called “Bridgegate” scandal.

Chris Wray was also a top Justice Department official before going into private practice as a litigation partner with King & Spalding.

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Wray represented Christie during the investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case, in which two former aides were convicted of plotting to close lanes of the bridge to punish a Democratic mayor who wouldn't endorse the governor.

Christie, who has informally advised the president, was not charged in the case.

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-- The Associated Press contributed to this report