GOP Leaders Put FBI Director in Hot Seat

FBI Director Christopher Wray is facing mounting criticism from Republicans in Washington in the wake of new information coming out of former national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn’s criminal case that called into question the bureau’s intentions in their investigation, which took place under previous FBI leadership.

Unsealed documents included handwritten notes from former FBI official Bill Priestap that showed there was debate over whether the goal of their interview of Flynn should be to catch him in a lie. Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Mike Johnson, R-La., questioned why this information was first getting out now and had not been divulged by Wray earlier.

“It is well past time that you show the leadership necessary to bring the FBI past the abuses of the Obama-Biden era,” they said in a letter to Wray Monday.

Wednesday morning, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway called on Wray to speak with James Comey, who was FBI director during the Flynn investigation, and go public with information about that case.

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