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Senate Republicans defend FBI director after Trump lashes out

Posted On: Dec 11, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Senate Republicans defend FBI director after Trump lashes out

President Donald Trump is losing confidence in FBI Director Christopher Wray. But Senate Republicans couldn't feel more different. Trump lambasted Wray Tuesday as someone who “will never be able to fix the FBI.” The attacks came after the FBI director supported the Justice Department Inspector General's conclusion that there was no direct evidence of political bias in the origins of the FBI's investigation into coordination between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia. While Republicans have criticized the FBI for its handling of the Russia probe, senators defended Wray. The last thing they need is a leadership shake-up less than three years after Trump canned former FBI Director James Comey. “I've got confidence in the FBI director,” said Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr. “Chris Wray's processed what I think is very legitimate concerns about the way the bureau handled things and I think he's in the process of realigning procedural changes that will assure everybody it shouldn't...

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