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Republicans fighting against one another as Trump appointed head of FBI grilled by members of his own party

Last updated on July 13, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier today, Republican members of Congress sat in judgement as the House Judiciary Committee met to discuss the F.B.I.’s role in the investigation of the classified documents that former President Trump took from the White House after he lost the 2020 presidential election.

Mr. Christopher Wray, the F.B.I director, tried to answer questions, but Republican Representatives repeatedly interrupted Mr. Wray and treated him as a hostile witness, reports the New York Times.

Representative Jim Jordan, a Republican from Ohio, has been one of Wray’s strongest critics. During today’s proceedings, Jordan went so far as to suggest funding for the F.B.I. be cut and that salaries for staff be withheld. Wray responded that the only people who would benefit from defunding the F.B.I. would be domestic and international terrorists groups, cartels, and the Chinese.

After being appointed to a leading position within the F.B.I by former President Trump, Mr. Wray tried to keep the F.B.I. separate from politics. Particularly, Mr. Wray tried to keep the F.B.I. from becoming a political pawn to be used by former President Trump. The former director of the F.B.I., James Comey – a registered republican until 2016 – was arguably fired from the position because he refused to swear allegiance to former President Trump.

Some information courtesy of the New York Times, Washington Post, and

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