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FBI Nominee Erasing Online Profile Info Is All Of Us Before A Job Interview

If you thought you'd never have anything in common with one of the highest ranking law enforcement officials in the country, think again.

According to CNN's K-File, Christopher Wray, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be director of the FBI, took information related to an investigation by the Russian government and deleted it from his employee profile on the website of the law firm he works for.

In other words, it sounds like Wray did the attorney's version of what we all do when we see a new employer in our futures: taking every measure to edit our social media profiles and avoid that awkward moment during a job interview.

To be fair, the way it sounds is not the way it actually is, argues a spokeswoman for Wray's employer, King and Spalding law firm.

The spokeswoman, Micheline Tang, told CNN,

Chris made this change to his bio, along with other minor tweaks, in an attempt to make the material more current.

At the time he made the adjustments — January 12, 2017 — he was not being considered for, and did not anticipate being nominated for, FBI Director, or any position in government.

Assistant U.S. Attorney General Christopher Wray speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department on November 4, 2003 in Washington DC. Wray announced an indictment in Birmingham, Alabama, charging Richard M. Scrushy, former CEO and chairman of the board of HealthSouth Corp., with money laundering and other offenses.The billion dollar scheme defrauded members of the public who invested in HealthSouth.

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Tang also pointed out the most important fact related Wray's edit. The case to which the deleted information is related was a case in which Wray was against the Russian government.

But seriously, all jokes aside, it is very conceivable that someone would want anything related to Russia deleted from their profiles, especially if you consider how the mere mention of the country made cable news networks go haywire, particularly because of the — er — Trump news that broke around the time Wray made the edits.

Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee during an oversight hearing on the FBI on Capitol Hill May 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. Comey is expected to answer questions about Russian involvement into the 2016 presidential election.

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So, just to be clear, Wray making his profile “more current” is in no way like you doing the same to your Facebook by deleting all of your tagged pictures from senior year in college (but it low-key kinda is).

As for the subject of when Wray will actually become FBI director, and officially replace former director James Comey,  a yet-to-be-scheduled confirmation hearing will be required first.

So there's that.

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Joseph Milord

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Joseph is a Senior Writer, Editor and early member of the Elite Daily team. He studied Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University and will probably call Jersey home forever.
Joseph is a Senior Writer, Editor and early member of the Elite Daily team. He studied Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University and will probably call Jersey home forever.

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