BREAKING: FBI Dir. Chris Wray "The inspector general did not find political bias or improper motivations impacting the opening" of Russia probe, "or the decision to use certain investigative tools."@PierreTABC: "Included FISA?"— ABC News (@ABC) December 9, 2019
Wray: "Including FISA." https://t.co/Xl47zHIj6X pic.twitter.com/tKxYqXbvTU
Why Wray thought it would be a good idea to take on Donald Trump publicly is anyone's guess. The response he received will do nothing for Wray's standing within the organization he's supposed to be leading:
I don’t know what report current Director of the FBI Christopher Wray was reading, but it sure wasn’t the one given to me. With that kind of attitude, he will never be able to fix the FBI, which is badly broken despite having some of the greatest men & women working there!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2019
I like Don Surber's take:
The inspector general's report came out and showed the FBI lied repeatedly to get permission to spy on Donald John Trump's campaign.
Instead of remorse, the fellow who headed the FBI at the time celebrated.
He tweeted, "So it was all lies. No treason. No spying on the campaign. No tapping Trumps wires. It was just good people trying to protect America."
Another lie. Jimmy the Weasel Comey has no shame. His successor also has no shame. The good news is President Trump likely will cashier the man.
Maybe Wray wants to be fired.
"The inspector general DID not find political bias or improper motivations".ReplyDelete
No. On p. XIII, the OIG says that "while we did not find documentary or testimonial EVIDENCE of intentional misconduct... we also did NOT RECEIVE satisfactory explanations, for the errors or problems we identified.”
He did not find, because he got the runaround.
"Lisa Page Sues DOJ, FBI for ‘Leaking My Messages to the Press’"ReplyDelete
Just saw this rocket science move headline over at Breitbart. Discovery might prove to be highly informative/entertaining.
Not too smart, yanking the chains of the people who control your future.Delete
When you access a government system, at least as an employee, you are informed that you are being monitored and that you have no expectation of privacy (notwithstanding clergy and counsel as possible exceptions).ReplyDelete
Also, her texts are FOIA material. Don't cry for me Argentina.
Once again, Occam's Razor.ReplyDelete
I think Wray's comments are consistent with the factual record that is currently public, let alone what Durham may have discovered. In 2017, Wray inherited an FBI organization that essentially functioned as a criminal enterprise proactively engaged in the Crime of the Century, i.e. a coup to take down a duly elected president. Rather than clean house and put an end to this treason, Wray jumped onboard and elected to run interference against Congressional Oversight by Nunes committee. In for a penny, in for a pound.
What is not known is whether Wray was a dirty cop before taking the Director post or become one afterward. Either way, pretty much everything he has said publicly is either willful misdirection or a coverup. I seriously doubt that the FBI will ever fully recover it's reputation, and especially so with Wray at the helm. And that is no trivial matter.
I think you've hit the nail on the head. Wray's decision to align himself with RR was a huge mistake. It lost him credibility both among smart politicos in DC as well as among the best elements remaining in the Bureau. It's hard to overcome that, so I don't expect him to last. Barr came him a vote of confidence today, but it was carefully nuanced.Delete
It's the perspective of pretzel logic that takes dozens upon dozens of instances of malfeasance, policy violations, and misleading (fabrications, lies) statements to arrive at any conclusion about bias or motivation when professional corruption is so comprehensive.ReplyDelete
At some level of ineptitude, it's immaterial--being corrupt or corrupt with a rationalization is a distinction without a difference.
It has long been postulated that we are in a post-constitutional society.ReplyDelete
Folks like Wray, following a long line of arrogant, pompous, government officials keep on providing proof for that statement.