President Trump signaled that FBI Director Christopher Wray may be on thin ice Tuesday after the top law-enforcement official spoke out to debunk conspiracy theories about the 2016.
The president pointedly referred to Wray as the “current Director” after an inspector general’s report found there was no plot to “spy” on Trump’s campaign and no evidence to back up the Kremlin-friendly claim that Ukraine interfered in the vote, not Russia.
“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 wrote on Twitter. “With that kind of attitude, he will never be able to fix the FBI.”
Wray correctly told ABC News that the 478-page report soundly rejected Trump’s claim the FBI “spied” on his campaign.
“That’s not a term I would ever use to describe our work force and I think it’s an affront to them,” Wray said on Good Morning America.
Wray offered a blunt assessment when asked if there was any improper law-enforcement campaign against Trump: “I do not.”
Even since the report was made public, Trump claimed that it backed up his claim it showed evidence of an improper “coup” against him.
Wray also emphatically denounced the fact-free claims by Trump and his allies that Ukraine — not Russia — interfered in the 2016 election to oppose him.
“We have no information that indicates that Ukraine interfered with the 2016 presidential election,” Wray said.