FBI Director Christopher Wray Testifies Before Residence Judiciary Committee
FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies Thursday prior to the Residence Judiciary Committee, where he’s expected to face a grilling about the Russia investigation led by Division of Justice particular counsel Robert Mueller as well as a number of different pressing law enforcement issues.
The hearing also comes days after President Trump attacked the FBI on Twitter, saying “its reputation is in Tatters,” citing the agency’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server under former Director James Comey. Wray is sure to be questioned about Peter Strzok, a high-ranking FBI agent who worked on both Hillary Clinton email probe and the Russia investigation, whose anti-Trump text messages led him to get removed from Mueller’s team.
On Dec. 1, past national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador in overdue December 2016. Specifics from the charging docs related to Flynn’s plea deal have given fresh life to questions about obstruction of justice related to the president’s decision to fire Comey, Wray’s predecessor.