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FBI Director Christopher Wray on Mueller Probe: ‘I Don’t Think It’s a Witch Hunt’

Speaking with NBC News’ Lester Holt at the Aspen Security Forum on Wednesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray made it clear that he does not agree with President Donald Trump’s characterization of the Special Counsel’s probe.

Holt started it off by asking if there was anything available that would suggest that the Mueller probe was a witch hunt.

Wray replied: “I’ve been consistent, I get asked this a lot, I do not believe that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is on a witch hunt.”

He added: “I think it is a professional investigation conducted by a man I have known to be a straight shooter in all my interactions with him in my past life, in government, and certainly since then, so I don’t think it’s a witch hunt.”

Then, when Holt asked if the investigation has been held to its mandate, Wray said that he can’t really discuss the mandate because the scope is in a confidential document.

He then reiterated that Mueller is running a “professional investigation.”

Wray has repeatedly maintained the Mueller probe is not a witch hunt despite his boss’ insistence to the contrary, even stating so during his confirmation hearing one year ago.

Watch above, via NBC News.

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