President Donald Trump on Tuesday blasted his “current” FBI Director Christopher Wray — whom the president appointed — after the bureau head accepted the key finding of the Justice Department inspector general’s report into the origins of the investigation into Trump’s campaign and Russia.
In a Monday letter to Horowitz, Wray wrote that the FBI “accepts the Report’s findings and embraces the need for thoughtful, meaningful remedial action.” Wray added that he “ordered more than 40 corrective steps to address the report’s recommendations.”
Trump continues to weave his own narrative, insisting that the report showed an “attempted overthrow” of the government, even though the investigation was launched before Trump actually was in the government.
James Comey in an interview with Nicole Wallace on Monday said that the Horowitz report showed that Trump’s allegations of political bias were “all made up.”
“Two years of sitting silently at the FBI while you’re lied about, and finally the truth is out,” Comey said, adding that the president “is never going to be able to use the FBI as a political instrument, which is why he continues to try to burn it down.”
This story is from NBC News.