(Liberty Bell) – In an interview on Wednesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray had a pretty bad assessment of the way that the bureau handled the investigation into former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.
Wray was appointed to head the bureau after President Donald Trump fired the notorious former director, James Comey, who oversaw both the investigation into Flynn and the Clinton email scandal. (Guess which one of these figures actually got indicted? Yup–only Flynn. Clinton has yet to be held accountable to this day).
He says he has “serious concerns” about the way said investigation into Flynn, whose years-long legal battle finally ended Tuesday, was conducted.
“I will say….the Flynn investigation, which took place before I started, and by the time I started was in the hands of the special counsel’s office, is something that has in my view raised serious concerns and questions,” Wray told Fox News’ Bret Baier.
The FBI director noted that he has appointed the inspection division of the bureau to “take a look at whether or not the FBI’s policies and procedures need to be changed and if there are any current employees left to may bear any responsibility for misconduct.”
These are the most critical comments he has made on the Flynn investigation so far.
Wray, who has been criticized by some Trump allies for seeming to carry water for the Deep State, had given the interview before a federal appeals court directed a federal judge to comply with a request from the Justice Department to drop charges against Flynn.
BizPac Review explains:
The Justice Department filed a motion on May 7 to withdraw charges against Flynn for making false statements to the FBI during a Jan. 24, 2017 interview regarding his contacts weeks earlier with Sergey Kislyak, who then served as Russian ambassador to the U.S.
Attorney General William Barr appointed U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Jensen to review the Flynn investigation after the retired general’s lawyers accused prosecutors of withholding exculpatory evidence in the case.
Jensen’s review turned up an FBI memo from Jan. 4, 2017 that recommended closing a counterintelligence investigation against Flynn over possible links to Russia.
Peter Strzok, the former deputy chief of counterintelligence at the FBI, intervened to keep the investigation open.
Strzok was fired from the FBI in August 2018, during Wray’s tenure. Wray also approved the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who played a key role in the Flynn investigation.
McCabe was fired after the Justice Department inspector general and FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility determined that he displayed a lack of candor regarding his authorization of media leaks in October 2016 regarding an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
Wray also said that current FBI employees involved in FISA abuse have been referred to him for discipline and that most senior people involved in the abuse “are long gone,” having been fired, retired, or resigned.
He also said that some of these firings took place during his time at the helm of the bureau. Wray also noted that he has “gone above and beyond” the recommendations made by the IG report.
Wray said, “I’ve put in place an entirely new leadership team. And even though I wasn’t director at the time of all of this, my team and I are fiercely committed to making sure we fix the problems of the past. We have accepted every finding and recommendation in that IG report, but then gone above and beyond, put in place over 40 corrective measures that enhance our training, strengthen our processes, build in more oversight and accountability and have referred employees, current employees, for discipline.”
He added, “The most senior people involved in this activity, in this report, are long gone, either terminated, some during my tenure, or retired or resigned.”