FBI Director Wray Testifies Before Home Judiciary Committee
FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies Thursday prior to the Home Judiciary Committee, where he’s likely to face a grilling about the Russia investigation led by Division of Justice distinctive counsel Robert Mueller as well several other 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 Stzrok, a high-ranking FBI agent who worked on both Hillary Clinton email probe and the Russia investigation, whose anti-Trump texts led him to get taken off Mueller’s team.
On Dec. 1, previous national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador in past due December 2016. Specifics from the charging paperwork linked to Flynn’s plea deal have given fresh existence to questions about obstruction of justice linked to the president’s decision to fire Comey, Wray’s predecessor.