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The Senate easily confirmed President Trump's pick to lead the FBI on Tuesday, following the abrupt firing of James Comey earlier this year, reports the Hill.

Senators voted 92-5 on Christopher Wray's nomination to lead the bureau. Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Ron Wyden (Ore.), Jeff Merkley (Ore.) and Ed Markey (Mass.) voted against the confirmation.

Tuesday's vote caps off a largely low-drama confirmation process for Wray, who was approved unanimously by the Judiciary Committee late last month.

Democrats praised Trump's nominee, saying they believed he could be independent of the president and any attempts to politicize the bureau.

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