ADL Statement on President Trump’s Nomination of Christopher Wray as Next FBI Director

New York, NY, June 7, 2017 … In response to President Trump’s announcement that he will nominate Christopher Wray to serve as FBI Director, Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO issued the following statement:

The FBI Director plays a singular role in protecting our nation from terror and upholding our civil rights.

ADL is proud to work more extensively with federal, state, and local law enforcement than any other non-governmental organization in America – and our engagement with the FBI is our most important relationship. Our efforts with the FBI includes outreach and education on extremism, terrorism, and hate crimes, as well as implicit bias training and other work to build trust between police and the communities they serve. In fact, ADL has trained every new FBI agent since 2000. We look forward to continuing this important training.

We look forward to Mr. Wray’s Senate confirmation hearings and continuing our strong relationship with the FBI.

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.

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