FBI Director Wray After Trump Comments: Russia Attempted to Meddle and Is Continuing to Do So
"The Intelligence Community's assessment has not changed. My view has not changed – which is that Russia attempted to interfere with the last election and continues to engage in malign influence operations to this day.” – @FBI Director Wray https://t.co/1fr1QNYySp #AspenSecurity pic.twitter.com/sMcaljTU0T
— Aspen Security Forum (@AspenSecurity) July 18, 2018
Speaking at an Aspen Security Forum event on Wednesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray made it clear when it comes to Russian election meddling, he is not exactly on the same page as his boss, President Donald Trump.
Speaking of Russian interference in the election and the President’s position, he said, “He’s got his view, he’s expressed his view, I can tell you what my view is. The intelligence community assessment has not changed. My view has not changed which is that Russia attempted to interfere with last election and continues… to this day.”
Wray’s comments are especially noteworthy because earlier on Wednesday, Trump was asked if Russia was still targeting the United States. Trump, looking at the reporter, said “no” although White House press secretary Sarah Sanders later insisted Trump was actually telling the press “no” about questions. (That’s not what the reporter recalls happening at all.)
Yet, it seems the difference of opinion between Wray and Trump does not stop with election meddling.
During the same appearance, the FBI Director also contradicted one of Trump’s favorite Mueller probe slams, telling those in attendance about the Special Counsel probe, “I don’t think it’s a witch hunt.”
— Kevin Baron (@DefenseBaron) July 18, 2018
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