FBI’s Wray to testify after Trump trashed agency

Account highlights President Trump had tweeted that the FBI’s reputation was “on tatters”

There has been no official response to the tweet from the FBI

Washington (CNN) FBI Director Chris Wray will step into the public vision on Thursday for the first time since President Donald Trump disparaged the agency last weekend as “in tatters.”

Appearing publicly before the Property Judiciary Committee, Wray can expect to be questioned simply by lawmakers about the insult, as well as other sensitive issues like the integrity of the unique counsel Russia probe and the laws and regulations about obstruction of justice, committee aides stated.

The hearing, a standard oversight appearance for the FBI director that was announced last week, has taken on new significance in recent times.

Trump on Sunday tweeted that the FBI’s popularity was “found in tatters” and the “worst type of ever sold,” seizing on reports about possible bias from a good former best bureau official.

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There has been no official response to the tweet from the FBI, but in a message sent across the agency Monday morning hours, Wray praised the bureau’s work and told staff that they should “expect — and welcome — persons asking tough questions.”

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