Report: Trump Suggests That He May Fire FBI Director Christopher Wray
Just hours before he would meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the White House, President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack against his own FBI director, leading many to speculate that Christopher Wray’s position might be in jeopardy.
According to RawStory, the timing of Trump’s tweet attacking Wray struck many on social media as noteworthy, given that just after the president fired former FBI Director James Comey, he had met with the same Russian official in the Oval Office.
Wray’s apparent offense was supporting the Justice Department inspector general’s findings that the Russia investigation was justified.
“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,” Trump’s ominous tweet began. “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!”
Cue the speculation:
Axios reporter Jonathan Swan said spoke with several current and former officials via text about the issue, most of whom believe Trump wants to fire Wray but fears the potential consequences: