Trump Fires Truth-Bomb at FBI Director Over Report
President Trump was furious with the FBI Director Christopher A. Wray and lashed out, releasing his frustration at the director’s attitude and says, “he will never be able to fix the FBI.” Wray has not seen eye to eye with the Justice Department or the White House. President Trump understands Wray’s reaction to the inspector general’s report, which covered the 2016 campaign of the president. The 434-page report went against Conservatives’ views stating top FBI officials were bias. It was also noted in the report which called for drastic changes due to “serious performance failures.”
Trump Tweeted, “I don’t know what report current Director of the FBI Christopher Wray was reading, but it sure wasn’t the one given to me. With that kind of attitude, he will never be able to fix the FBI, which is badly broken despite having some of the greatest men & women working there!”
Wray, who was appointed by President Trump, put out a statement he “ordered more than 40 corrective steps to address the report’s recommendations,” and he “would not hesitate to take appropriate disciplinary action if warranted.” Wray told ABC News, “It was important that the inspector general found that, in this particular instance, the investigation was opened with appropriate predication and authorization.”
The report came from over a million documents and over 170 interviews. It was the most lengthy assessment covering Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III then took over before he was removed from office.
Wray became the new FBI director in 2017. He replaced Andrew McCabe, who was acting director after James B. Comey was fired by President Trump. Wray wished to remain working at a low profile area, which kept him from unwanted fights with the Commander in Chief. The position apparently got to him, and he just couldn’t keep his mouth shut and follow orders. He continually has been contradicting both Attorney General William P. Barr and President Trump on live interviews. Wray refused to use the term “spying” when asked about the FBI surveillance of the Trump campaign. It was clear that was what was happening.
Trump called out Wray and stated he gave the news “a ridiculous answer” when it came to explaining the evidence found in the FBI scandal. In an interview at the beginning of the week, Wray told ABC News, “The inspector general did not find political bias or improper motivations impacting the opening of the investigation or the decision to use certain investigative tools during the investigations.” Wray even refused to use the term “deep state” about the corruption.
He continued, “I think that’s the kind of label that’s a disservice to the men and women who work at the FBI who I think tackle their jobs with professionalism, with rigor, with objectivity, with courage. So that’s not a term I would ever use to describe our workforce, and I think it’s an affront to them.” This totally goes against the president and people like this wonder why President Trump gets upset. It is a stab in the back and a denial of the truth and obliterates any efforts or attempts to fix the problems. They always say, “In order to fix a problem, one has to admit there is a problem.”
On a separate note, Wray took a turn for the worse and opened his mouth on his opinions concerning Rudy Giuliani, stated, “The FBI had no information that indicates that Ukraine interfered with the 2016 presidential election.” Of course, the FBI has no information, Comey was corrupt, and the leader at the time. That is why Trump fired him. Giuliani has all the information and is not going to hand over anything to jeopardize his case.
In an ABC News interview, Pierre Thomas asked Wray, “When you see politicians pushing this notion, are you concerned about that in terms of its impact on the American public?” Wray responded, “Well, look, there’s all kinds of people saying all kinds of things out there. I think it’s important for the American people to be thoughtful consumers of information, to think about the sources of it, and to think about the support and predication for what they hear.”
The inspector general’s report will carry much tension in the coming weeks between the FBI, the Justice Department, and the White House. Wray is walking a thin line with the president as he is leaning more toward the left side of the fence with his defiance.