Biden press secretary doesn't say if Biden has confidence in FBI Director Wray
Added 01-21-21 12:23:02am EST - “President Biden's press secretary Jen Psaki declined to say whether the president has faith in FBI Director Christopher Wray, whose tenure began following the firing of James Comey and whose rocky relationship with former President…” - Washingtonexaminer.com
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President Biden’s press secretary Jen Psaki declined to say whether the president has faith in FBI Director Christopher Wray, whose tenure began following the firing of James Comey and whose rocky relationship with former President Donald Trump led to speculation that the former president might fire him.
During her first press conference after Biden was sworn in, Psaki was asked whether the president was being updated on the FBI’s investigation into the siege of the Capitol on Jan. 6 and if Biden has confidence in Wray.
Psaki answered the first question but not the second, saying, “There's an ongoing investigation, which we certainly support, I’m not sure he has received an update today on anything about the investigation, but we certainly support those ongoing and we will, I’m sure, be receiving updates in the days ahead.”
“I have not spoken to him about specifically FBI Director Wray in recent days, but I will circle back if there is more to convey,” she said.
Biden himself has been quiet about Wray. An anonymous senior Biden adviser reportedly said the now-president was “not removing the FBI director unless Trump fired him,” which Trump did not end up doing, according to the New York Times in December. FBI directors are typically given a 10-year term. The FBI director described the bureau’s inquiry into the siege of the Capitol during a security briefing for former Vice President Mike Pence last week, and Wray also detailed the bureau’s efforts to keep the Biden inauguration safe, saying, “Just as we’re doing with our investigation into last week’s violent activities at the Capitol, we’re bringing our aggressive operational capabilities and deep investigative and intelligence expertise to next week’s inauguration.”
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