FBI Director Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee

FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies during a House Judiciary hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, on oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

December 7, 2017
OAN Newsroom

FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before the House Judiciary Committee amid allegations Hillary Clinton was given special treatment by the bureau during her email investigation.

Wray is facing questions about the alleged political bias in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

He said while agents are allowed to have political opinions, they are required to maintain a high level of professionalism.

He said the best way to restore America’s trust in the FBI is to hire outside inspector generals to handle highly political investigations.

Some Republicans have accused former FBI Director James Comey of compromising the integrity of the bureau.

  • aldoro

    Comey has destroyed the FBI.

  • veryoldcop

    Actually the article should read the Director “appeared” before the committee .It’s hard to say he “testified” when he declined to answer most of their questions.

  • Bobby Green

    Is everybody in Washington corrupt? He stated during his statement he feels that the FBI is doing a great job. Don’t these jerks talk to anybody outside? The FBI right now is the joke of the town and their leader is saying everythings OK. What am I missing? Investigations, 3, for close to a year and they find nothing of the original charge and find Flynn for lying, which has nothing to do with Russian collusion. Paul Manifold another find which went back years. I guess if you have an investigation of Mother Teresa long enough you’ll find she pooped her pants so that would be a violation of EPA.

  • Joseph Bridges

    The best way is to clean house, starting with wray. Maybe than that smirk will leave his face and the congressional committee will get the documents they need.

  • No Mas

    VERY disappointed in Wray. He could/SHOULD have at least mentioned that it is obvious to all that a clear bias existed in the Special Prosecution team and that steps would be made immediately to bring ethical and moral standards by replacing all with any known bias. Instead he did the swampy thing, covered for the entire dept and avoided the obvious corruption going on.. WRAY IS NOW PART OF THE SEWER!

  • henry

    Comey is scum as well as Mueller and many in the FBI. Very unprofessional people making very poor and biased decisions. The FBI has zero credibility, ZERO

  • Rufus Firefly

    Trump and his apologists are once again trying to discredit law enforcement to protect Trump from the inevitable indictment. This is the tactic of a banana republic junta.

    • semperfipar

      No it is not. The tactic of a junta would be to kill your political opponents.

  • nfcapitalist

    Director Wray… you heard our questions, Jordan and Gowdy topped the list… your 7th floor of the Hoover Blg. could be replaced with random FBI agents picked out of the field offices around the country and you might get your reputation back.

  • 101st Screaming Eagle

    I guess if saying nothing is testifying…

  • Horacio Hornblower

    I missed the hearing, I had to work, you know, not mooching off the government….. seriously is he coming back tomorrow? seems to me he has a boatload of questions to answer. What I don’t get is why does Potus pick these Swamp Creatures, there’s got to be somebody honest out there!

  • joytrain

    That bunch hasn’t been right since that cross dressing Hoover ran it !

    • Mark Steiner

      you’re right. especially since the dems and progressive/liberals defend LGBTs!!!

  • Scott

    What does corrupt Bureaucracy create is a Democratic totalitarian Government for they are not accountable to elected people Congress but to the political forces that are the elites of DC they will determine if he has job or not not weak confused Congress so long as Democrats have their way.

    The fact is Wray would not answer question about the fake dossier they help create for the court to tap citizens that did not need to be tap but FBI made it up to attack a political person for the Democrats.

    Wray is a joke he is corrupt he is a liar and will cover up real evidences, generate evidences and hide evidences from Congress. Congress can cry all day long and he just smile at them say nothing and they cannot fire him for not doing his job. He has NO fear of losing his job. FBI is political tool of the Democrat elites today and you cannot trust FBI they will intimidate you they will fake evidence for political propaganda and media to repeat it over and over to make it LOOK true.

    HE is front man for criminal activities in the FBI for political ends that is fact.

    • TexasDeplorable1134

      Time will tell. What I am wondering is will he make a difference or become just another Mueller or Comey?

      • Scott

        You can tell he is just another good looking good sounding liberal FBI director because he does not FIRE anyone for wrong doing in the FBI if they work for the Democrats or Clinton. The one guy he did not get a demotion just a transfer to better job why he is Democrat elite supporter. Wray is a FBI corrupt person why I say that he did not answer question about the Paid Russian Dossier by FBI and Clinton and using to get fake warrants to Tap phones of citizens for political ends.

        The fact he did not retract this FBI made up Dossier against the President and all investigations shows he is corrupt and did not answer question base of fake reasons to NOT answer. Mueller has not found any link between President Trump and Russian but has gone after Trump people and made up charges is just wrong and he has NOT stop that totalitarian FBI behavior for this is intimidation. Citizens better not cross them you will lose base on the legal system run by Democrats. You have to I am guilty to anything they say just like any totalitarian government like China, Russian and Cub otherwise they will destroy you this is the FBI.

        He is just another FBI agent that hates the President and will back any evidence to make propaganda against the President so the media will repeat it like they are doing with Mueller. He is covering up for the FBI hate for the President. He is covering up for Hillary corruption for he is the head of the FBI and yet will not investigate Hillary with special Counsel where their is real evidences. This is a SHOW by him NOT to give Congress information that will hurt the FBI. Truth is not part of the FBI and will not tell the truth to Congress. Lawyers run DC and their thinking is amoral to immoral but never moral.

        • nfcapitalist

          I hope not but the weapon we citizens have is to expose the truth and the lies… and the Democrats look like George Soros minions… make them answer that single question they can’t or won’t answer…

          … what exactly is it Progressives want and do tell us why socialism is the synonym for communism in Webster’s dictionsry?

          • Scott

            Thank you for the information. Liberals do hide behind selective words to paint a picture fairness truth that is fake. Every communist country like Cuba and others had nice sounding words of what will come to be like equality, fairness and money for all but reality these places came places of unfairness.

  • Roy Beane

    More and more LIES….the FBI was long ago turned into a corrupt stooge organization for Obama’s crime syndicate many moons ago, and the way they kid gloved Hillary and the email scandal proves it beyond any doubts. The entire DOJ including the FBI and the intelligence agencies cannot be trusted anymore.

    • nfcapitalist

      Only lies I heard were when the lips were moving when the Ds were up… Director Wray didn’t lie but he didn’t answer many questions… who is this Outside Inspector General?

  • Mark Steiner

    Let’s face it, the FBI have been nothing but wimps ever since J. Edgar Hoover died. If Hoover was still around, both Bill and Hillary would’ve been in a nice rat infested cell a long time ago.

  • nfcapitalist

    Jordan’s was the clearest series of questions the constitutional conservatives are waiting to be answered.

  • nfcapitalist

    I have a question for Director Christopher Wray regarding his answer or statement he made for the freedom FBI agents have as their personal political leanings or beliefs.

    Does Director Wray include what appears to be guidelines to consider it the freedom of FBI Agents to belong to or support The Communist Party… as long as it doesn’t affect their judgement, of course?

    … hello?

    • IceColdLogic

      And how would you discern between progressives and communists?

      • nfcapitalist

        Same … ‘socialism’ is Webster’s synonym for ‘communism’… the word, ‘progressive’ just hasn’t made it to that synonym list yet.

        • IceColdLogic

          Right answer.

      • Rufus Firefly

        How do you discern trumpists from Russians?

  • C B

    Its about time the DOJ took a good look up the FBI’s pooper ………….. POTUS is Correct . The whole of Washington has been corrupted by incompetent , criminally minded idiots .

    • nfcapitalist

      The “Outside Inspector General” is investigating the FBI… and what happened to Charles McCullough… wasn’t he ‘flexible enough?’

      • C B

        Excuse Me ? There is NO ” Outside Inspector General ” doing any inspection on any of these so called investigations …………

        • nfcapitalist

          Did you not watch Director Wray’s testimony… he referred repeatedly to the “Outside Inspector General” being in charge of the FBI’s internal investigation.

          Newly minted OIG investigating what the OIG Charles McCullough was threatened for investigating and threatened by Feinstein and Clapper.

          • C B

            Stupid , learn how to read ! He is suggesting that but it is not implemented .

          • nfcapitalist

            I watched the testimony… did you?

            … implemented?

            Big words always confuse me… we are not worthy.

    • TexasDeplorable1134

      You mean globalists, rights?

  • Sui-Juris

    How is (new) FBI Director Christopher Wray supposed to answer for what the FBI did or didn’t do under former FBI Director James Comey? Pointless! Just Pointless.

    • nfcapitalist

      It’s his job to fix a corrupted agency and to do that he MUST know what happened and who did it… this is not going to be fixed by that appeasement and compromise strategy of… ‘see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil’ that has failed so miserably.

      • Sui-Juris

        I make a distinction between “answering for” and “fixing” prior corruption.

        • nfcapitalist

          It’s his job… this is what he signed up for.

          • Sui-Juris

            His job IMO is not to answer in committee for what Comey did, or for what special counsel Robert Mueller is doing with his Russia probe. That is what my comment refers to. As I stated above, Wray was not around during Comey’s tenure and he has very little to do with Mueller. Your comment is not related to mine.

            Not that I disagree with you about fixing the corruption.

          • nfcapitalist

            And all I’m saying is Wray is there now, he owns what the FBI did and what they’re going to do whether he was there or as you point out, wasn’t there… he owns the store and either the FBI goes legit or continues to play politics with their power… is like ensuring these children stop playing with a loaded gun.

  • Sonny Shaw

    Is anyone answerable anymore for bad decisions? They say Hillary could still be investigated but, I have a feeling that all the evidence of any wrong doing on Hillary’s part has long ago disappeared. Comey should hang for this!

    • nfcapitalist

      FBI agents are allowed to have political opinions as long as it doesn’t affect their work… so they can be a “communist” as long as we don’t ‘see’ that fact affecting their judgement?

      … see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil?

      • Jim Palmore

        yeah, but EVERYBODY has an opinion.. it is just human nature

      • Sonny Shaw

        If they are Communist their judgement has already been effected! When an FBI agent starts tweeting his displeasure of D J Trump being the President of the United States he crosses the line and has losses the right investigating anyone.

  • RosieDa’Pig

    there is no public trust in the fbi. the best thing to do would be to shut them down- shift their assets to homeland or cia, fire all the political hacks

    • nfcapitalist

      Take the 7th floor and fire them all and go out into the country choosing a widely separated selection of FBI agents to fill those upper management positions.

      Sort of like Eliot Ness with threatening the dirty Chicago judge making him switch juries for the Al Capone trial… great movie, The Untouchables!!!

  • Mary Jo

    Maybe the FBI should be disbanded. If we need outside investigators than why pay for the FBI at all?

    • nfcapitalist

      Fire the FBI leadership on the 7th floor of the Hoover Building… then replace them with randomly selected agents from around the country… works for me!

      • Tango Uniform

        Or maybe the first 150 names in the NYC phone book.

    • Tina

      BING BING BING

  • Teagen2015

    Ann Coulter pretty much summed up this issue although her comment was in response to a question of why liberals hate Christianity. She replied: “It’s because Christianity holds them accountable and they want no accountability for anything.”

  • Sylvia Avila

    Time to Fire Mueller! He has broken all the rules of his Oath of Office. Comey should be jailed, he even admitted his criminal activities. Really time to clean the swamp, get rid of the trash that is blocking our President from doing his job. MAGA!! STOP!! and arrest all NWO secret Gov’t agenda! NOW

  • No Mas

    The Director is saying the current FBI staff cannot conduct unbiased investigations..
    FIRE THEM ALL AND HIRE UNBIASED PROFESSIONALS.

    • TexasDeplorable1134

      That I believe it the crux of the issue. Current staff should all be reassigned to various states and their replacements will be others who have not been corrupted by DC politics. Let the new staff work from their perspective states so they would not be corrupted by the DC swamp.

  • Charles Martel

    “He said the best way to restore America’s trust in the FBI is to hire outside inspector generals to handle highly political investigations.”

    I would have thought the best way would be for Sessions to step down for a real DOJ head who hasn’t neutered himself with recusals, the firing of a lot of Obama swamp life there and getting up of indictments of Hillary et al.
    It’s past time something should happen there.

    • kaiju

      Have to disagree with you there. Sessions has already removed dozens of Obama people and has almost 30 investigations running simultaneously into leaks alone. You don’t and won’t hear about this in the news. He is beating his department into something that functions once again, after eight years of sabotage.

      • Charles Martel

        I’ll believe it when I hear there’s an indictment of Hillary, at least.

    • aldoro

      I agree. Fire gutless sessions and replace him with Trey Gowdy.

  • Sigillum Militum Christi

    The way Wray was answering questions he reminded me of Loretta Lynch!

  • landy fincannon

    LOL. ” the best way to restore America’s trust in the FBI is to hire outside inspector generals ” Wray said. Who does he think he’s fooling? There is too much nepotism in DC.

  • Edman

    Bureaucracy – A government entity that can have personnel that do a bad or biased job & are not held accountable to anyone.

    • No Mas

      Banana Republic…. no longer does the FBI pretend to be unbiased professionals… need to be all fired!

      • Edman

        At least in a Banana Republic the president can have the biased professionals shot.

  • jenshadus

    Many of Comey’s agents had no confidence in him. But some were more political than others. Careful who you support in the work place. I’ve seen many senior managers fall crashing for backing the wrong player.

    • No Mas

      If you don’t back any player but DO YOUR JOB WITHOUT ANY BIAS, it doesn’t matter what your opinion is, it is secondary to doing the correct thing,, DEMS AND RINOS MUST BE FLUSHED FROM THE SEWER THAT IS OUR US GOVT TODAY!