Politics FBI Chief, Asked About Trump Tweets, Said He Tells Bureau To Ignore 'The Noise'

20:12  13 february  2018
20:12  13 february  2018 Source:   HuffPost

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WASHINGTON ― Asked about President Donald Trump’s assertion that the FBI’s reputation is “in tatters,” the man Trump picked to head the bureau said Tuesday that he encourages FBI employees to ignore “the noise” on social media and on television.

“There’s no shortage of opinions about our agency,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said in response to a question from Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. “My experience has been that every office I go to, every division I go to, has patriots: people who could do anything else with their careers, but choose to work for the FBI because they believe in serving others.” 

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James Wedick, a retired agent who spent 35 years at the FBI , agreed that the bureau was in "uncharted waters" because of Comey's actions, and said he used to tell his agents to "just say no" when anyone asked them to discuss investigations .

Wray noted that he’s received reassuringly positive feedback from state and local law enforcement, from the private sector and from communities served by the bureau.

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

The director said that he’d seen no evidence of inherent political bias in the bureau and that he thinks the bureau’s employees can weather the storm.

“Our people are very mission-focused,” Wray said. “I like to think that our folks are pretty sturdy.” 

Trump nominated Wray as head of the FBI after he fired then-Director James Comey last spring. Earlier this month, the bureau publicly stated that a Republican-authored memo that Trump and his supporters were using to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election had “material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.”

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He then asked Coats “if he could intervene” with Comey “to get the bureau to back off its focus on former national security adviser Trump claimed Comey told him three times that he wasn’t under investigation . However, Comey is said not to have told Sessions exactly why he made this request.

Republican confidence in the FBI has dropped significantly as Trump has been able to convince many of his supporters that the bureau is biased against him, despite the fact that the bureau’s public handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation ahead of the 2016 election actually boosted Trump’s candidacy. 

Ryan Reilly is HuffPost’s senior justice reporter, covering federal law enforcement, criminal justice and legal affairs. Have a tip? Reach him at ryan.reilly@huffpost.com or on Signal at 202-527-9261. 

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