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FBI's Wray Calls Attacks on Bureau 'Noise'

(The Washington Post)

By    |   Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018 02:23 PM

FBI Director Christopher Wray appeared to throw a subtle jab at President Donald Trump on Tuesday when asked about Trump's repeated verbal attacks on the bureau.

Wray answered questions in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, including one from Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. Heinrich wondered if claims by Trump and others that say the FBI's reputation is in "tatters" because of political bias are true.

"Senator, there's no shortage of opinions about our agency, just like every other agency up here and just like the Congress," said Wray, before explaining his experience has shown FBI employees work hard to serve their country.

"I'm a big believer in the idea that the FBI speaks through its work, through its cases, through the victims it protects. I encourage our folks not to get too hung up on what I consider to be noise on TV and on social media."

The Washington Post published a clip of Wray's remarks.

When asked to clarify whether he has seen any evidence of political bias within the bureau, Wray responded with a resounding "no."

The bureau has come under fire the last several months regarding the Russia investigation. Some claim senior FBI officials conspired to help Hillary Clinton win the 2016 presidential election, and when she lost to Donald Trump, those same critics think the bureau cooked up the Russia investigation with the end goal of removing Trump from office.

The Department of Justice's Russia investigation has resulted in four indictments, although no evidence has been made public that suggests the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.

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