FBI Director Defends Agency After Trump Says It’s ‘In Tatters’: ‘Truly An Honor to Represent You’

As President Trump continues to trash the FBI and talk about how their reputation is “in tatters,” Director Christopher Wray says the agency is doing just fine.

The New York Times picked up on an internal memo Wray sent out to the bureau’s staff this morning. While the statement doesn’t address Trump by name, the president has been ripping into the agency ever since the news broke several days ago about Michael Flynn‘s lies to federal investigators.

“We find ourselves under the microscope each and every day — and rightfully so. We do hard work for a living,” wrote Wray. The letter went on to say Wray is “inspired by example after example of professionalism and dedication to justice demonstrated around the bureau. It is truly an honor to represent you.”

Wray was chosen to head the FBI after Trump fired former director James Comey, who has also been attacked in some of the president’s recent tweets. The Times reports that Wray used the rest of his memo to advise bureau staff to ignore criticism and remain focused on their given priorities.

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