Christopher Wray tries steer a bureau the president has said is in “Tatters.”
The F.B.I. director, Christopher A. Wray, defended his employees during a politically charged appearance on Capitol Hill.
Christopher A. Wray, the F.B.I. director, did not mention the president in defending the agency’s work force as “focused on our critical mission.”
The F.B.I. director faced sharp questioning over an internal report that some have said called to mind the F.B.I.’s illegal spying on blacks during the civil rights movement.
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Mr. Wray’s ability to protect the F.B.I.’s independence will be examined because of President Trump’s repeated interjections into criminal justice matters.