Trump Pick To Lead FBI Faces Senate Judiciary Committee
Jul 13, 2017, 00:45
Questions about the Russian Federation investigation are likely to come up during this hearing, along with the latest development of emails that appear to show the president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., accepting help from Russian Federation who offered incriminating information about Hillary Clinton.
"First I would try to talk him out of it, and if that failed, I would resign", Wraysaid. But Republican Senator Lindsey Graham cited the development as "an example of where all things Russian Federation continue to haunt the Trump administration".
Trump has repeatedly derided as a "hoax" and a "witch hunt" an ongoing investigation by the FBI and Robert Mueller, the former FBI director selected in May as the special counsel to oversee the probe.
Some lawmakers will want assurances that he will be able to be independent from the White House after President Donald Trump is said to have asked for a loyalty pledge before firing former director James Comey.
"I think it would be wise to let the FBI-" Wray started to say.
Wray told Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., that no one had asked him for "any kind loyalty oath at any point in the process, and I sure as heck didn't offer one".
While Democrats have engaged in obstructionism on most other nominees of Donald Trump, the expectation is that the critical nature of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director position will prompt them to allow for quick confirmation of the former Justice Department official to replace James Comey, a man who didn't exactly endear himself on either side of the aisle over the previous year or so.
Bill Mateja, a Dallas lawyer who worked with him in the Justice Department, said "he has a great moral compass and he's no one's minion".
A quick refresher: Wray has been picked by the president to succeed James Comey, who was sacked after more than three years on the job this past May. The administration initially suggested that Trump fired Comey because of a recommendation by Deputy Atty.
"I do not consider Director Mueller to be on a witch hunt", Wray told Graham. Trump allies have said Mueller's closeness to Comey shows he can't lead an unbiased probe. He was assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department's criminal division, and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate for that.
Mr Wray sidestepped questions on the issue during Wednesday's hearing.
"I fully understand this is not a job for the faint of heart, and I can assure this committee I am not faint of heart", Wray said. At this time, Wray was part of a team tasked with protecting national security in the wake of the September 11 attacks. Chuck Grassley, the committee chairman, and Sen.
Additionally, Wray listed three "confidential clients" whose "names can not be disclosed because they are subject to non-public investigations". "I can't imagine a situation where I would have given a press conference on an uncharged individual, much less talking in detail about it", Wray told the hearing.
Mr. Trump announced his intent to nominate Wray in a June 7 tweet, but officially nominated him at the end of last month.
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