FBI Director Defends His Agency Against Trump's Attacks

11 December, 2017, 00:54 | Author: Dustin Murphy
  • Former U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington U.S

Besides, Wray said Trump has not asked him to pledge his loyalty to him nor spoken to him about Mueller's investigation. The director's comments came days after Trump slammed the agency as a biased institution whose reputation is in "tatters" and "worst in history".

Strzok was moved off Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation over the summer after the text messages were discovered. There also have been attempts by the president's allies to change the subject, such as the claim that the real scandal was improper "unmasking" of members of the Trump transition team whose communications with foreign governments were intercepted by USA intelligence. "The FBI that I see is tens of thousands of fearless men and women working as hard as they can to keep people they will never know safe from harm".

That investigation already has resulted in an indictment of Trump's former campaign chairman and a guilty plea by his first national security advisor, and it shows no sign of concluding.

Although he did not mention Trump's criticism, Wray rebutted him directly, saying, "My experience has been that our reputation is quite good".

"My experience has been that our reputation is quite good", Wray said, responding to questioning from Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas.


Sources told CNN that Comey's report initially described Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information as "grossly negligent", according to electronic records, and that Strzok changed the language to "extremely careless".

An attorney for special counsel Robert Mueller attended Hillary Clinton's election night party in New York City, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. "The FBI that I see is tens of thousands of fearless men and women who are working as hard as they can to keep people that they will never know safe from harm". "What I can tell you is the Federal Bureau of Investigation I see is tens of thousands of agents and analysts and staff working their tails off to keep Americans safe from the next terrorist attack; gang violence; child predators; spies from Russia, China, North Korea and Iran". "The FBI that I see is tens of thousands of fearless men and women who are working as hard as they can to keep people that they will never know safe from harm".

Mr. Wray said he was limited in what he could say about Mr. Strzok because of the investigation, but he told lawmakers he would "take appropriate action if necessary" after the internal watchdog completes its review. But FBI directors traditionally have been low-key and stoic - with Wray's predecessor, James Comey, a notable exception.

"I don't believe anybody's above the law", Wray said.

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