During his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, FBI director Christopher Wray confirmed the reports about his apprehension over Devin Nunes‘ FISA memo. For the last few weeks, it was believed that Wray opposed President Trump‘s decision to release the memo, saying that it would give a partisan-charged “false narrative” about malpractice within his bureau. The memo came up during today’s hearing on global threats to the United States, and Wray expressed his “grave concerns about the accuracy of the memorandum.” Wray cited “omissions” as his top concern, explaining that he wasn’t sure how thousands of sensitive documents and bits of intelligence could be sufficiently condensed into Nunes’ brief memo. For the last Continue reading "FBI Director Chris Wray: We Still Have ‘Grave Concerns’ About Nunes FISA Memo"
Christopher Wray: “We had then and continue to have now grave concerns about the accuracy of the memorandum, because of omissions.” pic.twitter.com/Lkp8kUvIyt— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 13, 2018
The White House is now a full week into the Rob Porter domestic abuse scandal. Much of the controversy revolves around when the White House knew about the allegations that Porter abused his two ex-wives, specifically since he was unable to receive a security clearance from the FBI a year into his joining the administration. In today’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, FBI Director Christopher Wray seemed to indicate that the White House was potentially made aware of Porter’s past domestic abuse last summer. Pressed by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) on whether the FBI was aware of the allegations and if they informed the administration that the
FBI Director Christopher Wray says the FBI completed Rob Porter's background investigation in July and submitted the results of a “follow-up inquiry" to the White House in November and administratively closed the file in January https://t.co/YAjkuUVpnu— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 13, 2018