Trump Turns on FBI Director Following Release of Russia Probe Report

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions listens as FBI Director Christopher Wray addresses a news conference to discuss an arrest related to the investigation of at least a dozen parcel bombs sent to Democratic politicians and high-profile critics of President Trump, at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., October 26, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Following release of a report that largely debunked allegations from President Donald Trump and other Republicans that the FBI was politically biased when it set out to investigate his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump has lashed out at his “current FBI director” and expressed concern that Christopher Wray would “never able to fix” the agency he runs.

In a Tuesday morning tweet, the President said both men seem to be reading different reports from the Department of Justice’s Inspector General, Michael Horowitz.

Observers said the outburst would lend credence to the idea that Wray has lost the president’s support. Wray, a Trump appointee, took over the agency in August 2017, replacing Andrew McCabe, who had been leading the bureau in an acting capacity after Trump fired James Comey.

Trump’s ire came after, in an interview with ABC News, Wray contradicted the president and many prominent Republicans when he said there was “no indication” that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election. He also urged viewers to be more skeptical of what they see and hear in the media.

“Well, look, there’s all kinds of people saying all kinds of things out there,” Wray said. “I think it’s important for the American people to be thoughtful consumers of information and to think about the sources of it and to think about the support and predication for what they hear.

In the interview, Wray acknowledged that Monday’s report found a number of “unacceptable” errors in the way the investigation against the Trump campaign was carried out, but he contradicted a primary Republican rallying cry when he insisted that “the investigation was opened with appropriate predication and authorization.”

Trump and other Republicans have claimed that the report detailed a pattern of wrongdoing at the agency. It’s conclusions, Trump told reporters Monday after the report was released, were “far worse than I would have ever thought possible.”

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General Confusion
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“Where was this debunking?” Milissa Benson

Do you need a copy of the report to read? It will really help with your case of confusion.

“The Horowitz report is already being discredited by the AG and the people that are running the investigation into this.” Milissa Benson

Do you mean William Barr, that liar and good-for-nothing AG who only works for his client King Donald The Loser instead of his REAL job of protecting the rest of us U.S. citizens? That AG?

Michael
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I see Milissa is fully bought into the narrative, facts be damned.

Milissa Benson
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Where was this debunking? The Horowitz report is already being discredited by the AG and the people that are running the investigation into this. How did Team H decide that the FBI DID not act improperly?? Did they not read the 20k emails between Strotz and his partner, Agent Sidechick?

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