Tag Archives: Christopher Wray

FBI: Chinese Hackers Are Targeting US Infrastructure

NBC News reports: FBI Director Christopher Wray is expected to warn about the growing threat of Chinese cyberattacks against U.S. electrical grids and other infrastructure during an appearance Wednesday before the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party. “China’s hackers are positioning on American infrastructure in preparation to wreak havoc and cause real-world harm to American citizens and communities, …

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FBI Sees Rise In Threats Related To Israel-Hamas War

CNN reports: The FBI has seen an increase in reported threats in the US amid the Israel-Hamas war, Director Christopher Wray told reporters on a call Sunday. “Here in the US, we cannot and do not discount the possibility that Hamas or other foreign terrorist organizations could exploit the conflict to call on their supporters to conduct attacks on our …

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Gaetz Accuses FBI Director Of “Protecting The Bidens”

“Sounds like a shakedown, doesn’t it, director? You seem deeply uncurious about it, don’t you? Almost suspiciously uncurious. Are you protecting the Bidens? You won’t answer the question about whether or not that’s a shakedown, and everybody knows why you won’t answer it. Because to the millions of people who will see this, they know it is, and your inability …

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James Comer Seeks To Hold FBI Director In Contempt

The Washington Post reports: House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) released a resolution Wednesday to hold FBI Director Christopher A. Wray in contempt of Congress for not fully complying with a subpoena. Comer said his panel would vote on the resolution Thursday. At issue is a document containing unverified allegations from a confidential informant about President Biden and his …

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LIVE VIDEO: FBI Director Testifies On Capitol Riot

NBC News reports: FBI Director Christopher Wray is expected to face questions from Congress on Tuesday about whether his intelligence analysts missed warning signs before the riot at the U.S. Capitol and how the bureau plans to confront the rising threat of domestic terrorism. Wray’s appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee will be his first public testimony since September and …

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Dems Ask FBI Director For Criminal Probe Over Call

NBC News reports: A pair of House Democrats are asking FBI Director Christopher Wray to open a criminal probe into President Donald Trump after a leaked phone call showed him pleading with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to overturn his state’s election. “As members of Congress and former prosecutors, we believe Donald Trump engaged in solicitation of, or conspiracy …

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Biden Plans To Keep FBI Director Christopher Wray

Reuters reports: President-elect Joseph Biden reportedly plans to keep Christopher Wray as his FBI chief if Wray is still in the top post by the time the Biden administration begins. A senior Biden official told The New York Times that Biden’s team was “not removing the F.B.I. director unless Trump fired him.” Such a decision by Biden would be a …

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Trump Rages After FBI Says Antifa Isn’t An Organization

The Associated Press reports: FBI Director Chris Wray told lawmakers Thursday that antifa is an ideology, not an organization, delivering testimony that puts him at odds with President Donald Trump, who has said he would designate it a terror group. Hours after the hearing, Trump took to Twitter to chastise his FBI director for his statements on antifa and on …

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Trump Attacks His FBI Director Over IG Report

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump criticized FBI Director Christopher Wray in a tweet on Tuesday, a day after the U.S. Justice Department’s internal watchdog said it found no evidence of political bias when the FBI began investigating contacts between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia in 2016. Wray, in an interview on ABC News on Monday, acknowledged the numerous errors the …

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FBI Director Rejects “Ukraine Meddled” Conspiracy

ABC News reports: FBI Director Christopher Wray on Monday dismissed conspiracy theories pushed by allies of President Trump — including some Republican members of Congress — that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election. Wray said in an interview with ABC News that Russian agents represented the clearest threat both in 2016 and in the upcoming presidential election next year. “We …

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FBI Director Pushes Back On Bill Barr’s “Spying” Claim: I Don’t Have “Any Evidence” Of Illegal Surveillance

CNN reports: FBI Director Christopher Wray told a Senate panel Tuesday that the bureau is “working to help” Attorney General William Barr as he reviews the origins of the Russia investigation, but distanced himself from Barr’s use of the phrase “spying” at a separate hearing last month. “Well, that’s not the term I would use,” Wray said. “Lots of people …

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FBI Director: White Supremacy Is A “Pervasive Threat”

CNN reports: FBI Director Christopher Wray said Thursday that white supremacy presents a “persistent” and “pervasive” threat to the United States, breaking from President Donald Trump, who has sidestepped questions of whether white nationalists present a growing problem. “The danger. I think, of white supremacists, violent extremism or another kind of extremism is of course significant,” Wray said at a …

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FBI Asks For Public’s Help In Finding Bomber: Call Us

Via press release from the FBI: Between October 22 and 24, 2018, suspicious packages were received at multiple locations in the New York and Washington, D.C., areas and Florida. The packages are being sent for analysis at the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia. “This investigation is of the highest priority for the FBI. We have committed the full strength of …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Judiciary Committee Hears DOJ And FBI Testimony On Hillary Clinton’s Private Email Server

The Washington Post reports: Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher A. Wray are scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday about an inspector general’s report that found serious failings in how federal law enforcement handled a high-profile investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. The hearing will mark the first time …

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott: FBI Director Must Resign

CBS News reports: Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott is calling on FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign, after the FBI admitted it received a tip about the suspect in the Parkland shooting as recently as January, but failed to follow through on it. “The FBI’s failure to take action against this killer is unacceptable,” Scott said. “The FBI has admitted …

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FBI Admits It Failed To Act On January Tip Warning That Nicolas Cruz Might Commit Mass Shooting At School

Via press release from the FBI: On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s Public Access Line (PAL) tipline to report concerns about him. The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting. Under …

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LIVE VIDEO: Intel Chiefs Testify Before Senate Panel On White House Security Clearances, Cyber Attacks, More

Already underway. The Washington Post reports: FBI Director Christopher A. Wray is appearing Tuesday morning before a Senate panel, where he is expected to field questions on security clearances for White House personnel and whether he remains confident in the independence of his agents. Wray is one of six top intelligence agency heads testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee for …

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WH Worried FBI Head Will Quit If Memo Is Released

CNN reports: Top White House aides are worried FBI Director Christopher Wray could quit if the highly controversial Republican memo alleging the FBI abused its surveillance tools is released, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation tell CNN. Wray has made clear he is frustrated that President Donald Trump picked him to lead the FBI after he fired FBI Director …

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REPORT: FBI Director Opposes Release Of Nunes Memo, Contains Inaccurate Info And Paints False Narrative

Bloomberg reports: FBI Director Christopher Wray told the White House he opposes release of a classified Republican memo alleging bias at the FBI and Justice Department because it contains inaccurate information and paints a false narrative, according to a person familiar with the matter. The memo on actions early in the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign is …

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FBI Director Defends Agency From Trump’s Accusation That Their Reputation Has Been “In Tatters” [VIDEO]

CNN reports: FBI Director Christopher Wray defended his agency Thursday in his first public appearance since President Donald Trump said the bureau is “in tatters.” Wray told the House Judiciary Committee his agents work hard “protecting the American people and upholding the rule of law in all 50 states and in about 80 countries around the world.” “Let me start …

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