Earlier Wednesday, as is his style, President Trump announced his new pick for FBI director on Twitter.
“I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI,” Trump said in the tweet. “Details to follow.”
As many noted, this seemed rather unusual.
Those details came five hours later when the White House issued a press release naming Christopher Wray as Trump’s nominee.
According to The Daily Beast, the “top communications staff, and much of his senior White House team” had no idea the announcement was coming. Trump’s staff has been in this boat before regarding the President and his Twitter habits, but today appears to mark a new level of bewilderment for some White House worker bees. Apparently, neither Sean Spicer nor Sarah Huckabee Sanders were told, nor was almost anyone else: