President Donald Trump attacked his own FBI Director, Christopher Wray, for supporting the Department of Justice Inspector general’s report, which debunked Trump’s “deep state” conspiracy theory about the FBI being politically motivated in their investigation of his 2016 campaign’s relationship to Russia.
Wray told ABC News that it is “important” that the inspector general concluded that “the investigation was opened with appropriate predication and authorization.”
Wray also destroyed Trump’s false claim that the FBI was being controlled by the “deep state”:
I think that’s the kind of label that’s a disservice to the men and women who work at the FBI who I think tackle their jobs with professionalism, with rigor, with objectivity, with courage. So that’s not a term I would ever use to describe our workforce and I think it’s an affront to them.
In response, on Dec. 10, Trump attacked Wray on Twitter:
I don’t know what report current Director of the FBI Christopher Wray was reading, but it sure wasn’t the one given to me. With that kind of attitude, he will never be able to fix the FBI, which is badly broken despite having some of the greatest men & women working there!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2019