Trump Blasts His FBI Director For Backing The DOJ Inspector General Report
President Trump angrily criticized FBI Director Christopher A. Wray on Tuesday morning after Wray supported the Justice Department inspector general’s report on the bureau’s investigation of Trump’s 2016 campaign, according to The Washington Post.
“I don’t know what report current Director of the FBI Christopher Wray was reading, but it sure wasn’t the one give to me,” Trump tweeted. “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, a Trump appointee, said he had ordered more than 40 corrective steps after the 434-page report rebutted conservatives’ accusations that top FBI officials were driven by political bias and found broad and “serious performance failures” that required major changes.
The report is the most exhaustive assessment of the investigation of Russian election interference and is based on more than 1 million documents and more than 170 interviews.
Wray told ABC on Monday that 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.”
Although Trump has used the term “deep state” to characterize the bureau’s work, Wray argued: “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.”