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Friday, 2 February 2018

Conway: Donald Trump Not Concerned FBI Director Wray Will Resign


Conway: Donald Trump Not Concerned FBI Director Wray Will Resign

Kellyanne Conway is pictured. | Getty Images
Conway: Donald Trump Not Concerned FBI Director Wray Will Resign

According to Kellyanne Conway, the President is not concerned if FBI Director Christopher Wray resigns if the White House approves the release of a controversial intelligence memo alleging misconduct by bureau officials. This she said on Friday.

Conway was responding to reports that top White House aides fear a potential resignation from Wray. During the interview, Conway reasserted the president’s confidence in the law enforcement agency.

“The president has not expressed that concern at all,” Conway told Fox News, adding that the president holds respect for the “rank and file” employees at the FBI.

Wray and the FBI expressed “grave concerns” on Wednesday over the pending release of a memo compiled by staffers for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes that alleges the bureau was overzealous in its probe on Russian election interference.

The four-page classified document, sources familiar with the material say, claims that senior FBI officials improperly obtained a warrant to surveil the Trump campaign in 2016.

Despite objections from top bureau officials and congressional Democrats, the White House announced that Trump is expected to approve the document’s disclosure as soon as Friday.

Conway’s reassurance on Wray came roughly an hour after Trump on Friday slammed law enforcement officials for their handling of federal probes.

"The top Leadership and Investigators of the FBI and the Justice Department have politicized the sacred investigative process in favor of Democrats and against Republicans - something which would have been unthinkable just a short time ago," the president tweeted.

Trump added: "Rank & File are great people!"