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Trump Rebukes FBI Chief Over Inspector Generals Report on Investigation of Trump Campaign

President Donald Trump said that FBI Director Christopher Wray was wrong in his characterization of the newly released report from the Department of Justice inspector general, calling the bureau “badly broken.”

“I dont know what report current Director of the FBI Christopher Wray was reading, but it sure wasnt the one given to me,” Trump wrote early Dec. 10, one day after Inspector General Michael Horowitzs report was released.

“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!”

Horowitz found FBI agents made significant errors or omissions while obtaining and seeking to renew a warrant against Trump campaign associate Carter Page.

The FBI also didnt verify information on Carter Page passed along by former British spy Christopher Steele, who wasnt a firsthand source for any of the information submitted in his dossier.

The FBI did meet the “low threshold” for the Crossfire Hurricane probe into the Trump campaign, Horowitz said.

Wray said in a letter to Horowitz that the bureau was making changes to how it works under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) for both initial warrant applications and renewals.

The changes were being made “to enhance accuracy and completeness,” Wray said.

FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks in Washington on Dec. 9, 2019. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo)

Wray said the bureau would be reviewing how certain FBI employees named in the report acted but said many of them are no longer employed at the bureau.

Wray said that the FBIs “credibility and brand are central to fulfilling our mission” and that the bureau “accepts the Reports findings and embraces the need for thoughtful, meaningful remedial action.”

In an interview with the Associated Press, Wray declined to say if there was one problem or criticism he found most troubling. “As a general matter, there are a number of things in the report that in my view are unacceptable and unrepresentative of who we arRead More – Source

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