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FBI Director Christopher Wray Rejects Trump’s Russia ‘Witch Hunt’ Claims in Senate Hearing

FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee alongside Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz about a report on the Bureau’s handling of the Clinton and Trump investigations.

Wray was asked about a claim President Donald Trump has been making for months: that special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia is a witch hunt. He recently used the IG report, which found instances of anti-Trump bias by certain FBI agents, completely discredits the Mueller probe.

Sen. Patrick Leahy (R-VT) asked Wray about Trump’s claims that the Mueller probe has been “totally discredited” by the IG report, a claim the president’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani echoed on cable news.

“The Special Counsel investigation has already resulted in an indictment of 20 individuals and three Russian companies,” Leahy continued. “Do you have any reason to believe that this investigation has been discredited?”

“Senator, as I said to you last month and as I said before, I don’t believe Special Counsel Mueller is on a witch hunt,” Wray replied.

Watch above, via CNN.

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