FBI Director Nominee Rebuts Trump, Says Mueller Probe Is Not a ‘Witch Hunt’
Graham: Is the Russia probe a witch hunt?
Wray: “I do not consider [former] Director Mueller to be on a witch hunt” https://t.co/wSPwQG0Cac
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 12, 2017
During his big hearing today, FBI director nominee Christopher Wray said he doesn’t agree with President Trump about Robert Mueller‘s probe being a “witch hunt.”
The President, you may recall, has used the phrase several times:
Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (excuse for big election loss), by media & Dems, of historic proportion!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 31, 2017
When James Clapper himself, and virtually everyone else with knowledge of the witch hunt, says there is no collusion, when does it end?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017
This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2017
You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people! #MAGA
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017
I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017
And just this morning:
My son Donald did a good job last night. He was open, transparent and innocent. This is the greatest Witch Hunt in political history. Sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2017
Senator Lindsey Graham, in the context of talking about the new Donald Trump Jr. revelations, asked Wray about the “witch hunt” characterization.
Wray replied, “I do not consider Director Mueller to be on a witch hunt.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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