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American Greatness Reporter Julie Kelly on the Mistreatment of January 6 Prisoners
"And now an extremely troubling story that I'm seeing other people and by the way, including myself latching onto now because you produce such a volume of evidence. Here that the treatment of these January six prisoners has been absolutely abhorrent Number one for a Constitution Republicans. Secondly, Julie, I'd like to do for you to address how many of those prisoners from Antifa and BLM are being treated the same way in equal conditions if you wouldn't mind. So, Dan, I'll answer your last question first, which is none. Not only is Biden's DOJ not pursuing the ANTIFA BLM rioters from last year they're actively dropping cases against Portland Antifa criminals for far worse crimes than what we saw in January six. This includes Attacking federal officers. As you know, when you talked about yesterday, destroying federal property, Chris Wray was actually confronted about this. During his testimony last week, the FBI director he tap danced around It claimed that they were still looking at all the evidence that a lot of what happened with the 2020 social justice riots if you want to call them that, or they call them that, um, there there were mostly local and state offense is not federal, so he really kept Around that. Meanwhile, you have at least three dozen January six defendants languishing for months in solitary confinement conditions in a D. C. Prison that apparently has been set up justice specifically House them under pretrial detention orders. This is not that they have already had a trial. They've been convicted. They are in jail, awaiting delayed trials for months on end. As the government drags these cases out into really next year's midterm
"chris wray" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"What i would say is what we've used a threat to americans. Today is largely loan actors. Some cases small cells if you will largely radicalized online already here in the united states Attacking soft targets using crude readily accessible. Weapons motivated either by she hottest. Inspirations or by a variety of domestic inspiration so we have the hv's homegrown extremist jihadist inspired and we have the dvd's the domestic violence extremists who are inspired by domestic sources. That luckett which have a lot in common with each other is the greatest threat of terrorism threat. We face as a country. I'm benjamin witness and this is the law fair podcast march third two thousand twenty one. Fbi director christopher. A ray faced the senate judiciary committee today to talk about the january. Sixth riot and insurrection. There was a lot of nonsense in the hearing. Opening statements repetitive questions. We got rid of it all for you. Every question and every answer is in what follows new once the hearing covered whether the fbi had intelligence that the riot was planned for january. Sixth how it communicated what it knew to the capitol police in the metropolitan police. It also covered a bunch of other things from solar wind to diversity at the fbi. Here it is with all the nonsense stripped out. It's the law.
FBI Director Shoots Back, Insisting Bureau Shared Intel Ahead of Washington, DC Riot
"The fbi director defending his agency today saying his agents did share what they knew about possible violence before the us capitol riot with more. Here's pete williams. Fbi director chris wray told congress that after receiving an unverified report january fifth. That extremists were talking about attacking the capitol. The next day it was immediately passed. On senator amy klobuchar recalled the dc police chief saying it was just an email. He gets enough just to send an email. But it's more than just an email right. He said it was also briefed to capital d. c. police in person and he said the f. b. i. ward for months that there could be violent surrounding all aspects of the election. Race at the fbi is working on the domestic extremist threat. Revealing that a surprising. Two thousand investigations are now open nationwide but acknowledging there's more to do we are focused very very hard on. How can we get better. Sources better information better analysis so that we can make sure that something like what happened on. January six never happens again and despite claims from some conservatives. He said there's no evidence the capital ride involved fake trump supporters. or
FBI chief to face questions about extremism, Capitol riot
"I'm Julie Walker the head of the FBI is set to testify today for the first time since the deadly January sixth right at the capitol and lawmakers are likely to press him on whether the bureau adequately communicated with other law enforcement agencies about the potential for violence that day questions about the FBI's preparations for what took place that day and investigations into it are expected to dominate Chris Wray's appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee he's also likely to be asked of the bureau is confronting the national security threat from white nationalists as domestic violence stream is the violence at the capitol made clear that the F. B. I. which revolutionized itself after the nine eleven attacks to deal with international terrorism is now scrambling to address homegrown violence last week the acting chief of the capitol police said in January fifth report from the FBI warning about concerning online posts made its way to police investigators and the department's intelligence unit but was never sent up the chain of command I'm Julie Walker
U.S. Justice Department investigating more than 170 people over Washington, DC riots
"Six days after the violent attack on the us capital law enforcement finally help the first federal press briefing about what happened. That is an acting attorney. General united states the podium or the director of the fbi not just the local guys acting us attorney the district kumble columbia and the assistant director in charge of the fbi. Washington field office to talk to the country on camera for the first time about the attempted insurrection against the us government at the capitol. And what they are doing to bring the rioters to justice. We have already opened one hundred and seventy more than one hundred seventy subject files meaning. These individuals have been identified as potential persons that committed crimes on the capitol grounds inside and outside so of those one hundred and seventy cases that have already been opened in. I anticipate that's going to grow to the hundreds in the next coming weeks we've already charged over seventy cases just yesterday. Our office organizers strikeforce of very senior national security prosecutors and public corruption prosecutors. they're only marching. Orders from me are to build seditious and charges related to the most heinous acts that occurred in the capital some encouraging actions. There is still feels like things are not quite moving that quickly given the scope and stakes of what is at issue here and more importantly the impending threat of further armed assault politicos national security correspondent in touch with virtual joins. Me now natasha. I what what did you. What was your takeaway from the briefing today. Well it was clear that the fbi first of all was trying to do some cleanup on its own behalf. So the fbi official their emphasized that the warnings that they received were in fact shared with their state and local partners so they did share them with local law enforcement officials according to official. And that was i. Think an attempt to say look. We did our part of the job and it was up to say capital. Police are the members of the joint terrorism task force in washington. Dc to kind of put together. The security measures that were necessary in order to respond to the kind of violence threats and intelligence that they were that they were receiving. So i think this was part of what we've seen in the last week as a continuation of the fbi's attempt to say we did our job. Now the rest is up to you and then with regard to the attorney's office which michael sherwin was talking about. They want to say look. We are taking this seriously with regards to pursuing further charges. But take aways obviously is. We're not seeing the fbi director on stage not seeing briefings directly from the head of the fbi and from senior officials who might indicate to the rest of the country and to potential violent rioters. Who might come back to the capital that this is something that has gone to the highest highest levels of government that will not be tolerated. And i think that that is something that is also concerning some folks tonight. I mean it's a week after it happened six days and no i mean i don't know who runs the h s. Now chad wolf gone. Lord knows who's running that place. Fbi director chris. Wray the acting attorney. General jeffrey rosen image. Just it is shocking to me shocking. Inexcusable that we have not had a briefing. It's remarkable and national security officials who have spoken to have also said. Look you know one of the reasons why we might not be. Seeing them is because they might be afraid that they could get fired. You know in the week. That's left of this administration that speaking truth about this and the reasons why it was incited the realities of why these protesters came in and the capital would force them to lose their jobs and that you know take it at face value. Which is that. The president has never accepted his own officials. Speaking the truth about and and speaking In criticizing him anyway. So i think that's part of it.
FBI: Pensacola gunman prodded by al Qaeda to attack
"FBI director Chris Wray says they found a connection between al Qaeda and Mohammed al sham runny the Saudi Air Force pilot accused in a deadly attack at Pensacola Naval Air Station the new evidence shows that awesome Ronnie had radicalized not after training here in the United States but at least as far back as two thousand fifteen the suspected gunman was killed by a sheriff's
FBI was justified in opening Trump campaign probe, but case plagued by ‘serious failures,’ inspector general finds
"A Justice Department inspector general's report examining examining the FBI investigation of Trump's twenty sixteen campaign rebutted conservative accusations that top FBI officials were driven by political bias to legally spy on trump advisors but it also found broad and serious performance failures requiring major changes. The four hundred thirty four page report issued Monday by Justice Department. Inspector General Michael. Horowitz concluded that the F. B. I. had an authorized purpose when it initiated its investigation known as crossfire hurricane in doing so horowitz implicitly rejected assertions by the President and fellow Republicans that the case was launched instead of political animus or that the F. B. I.. Broke its own rules on using informants as the probe went on and the FBI sought court approval to survey a former campaign aide. The report reveals that officials repeatedly emphasized damaging information that they learned about trump associates but played down exculpatory evidence that they also also found. FBI Director. Chris Wray announced he will implement dozens of corrective measures in response to Horwitz's report. Andy said that disciplinary action remains means a possibility for bureau employees conservatives and liberals alike claimed victory after the report's release with Republicans asserting that exposed serious wrongdoing. We'll Democrats said it validated. The Russia investigation. The report which was based on more than one million documents and more than one hundred seventy interviews is the most exhaustive assessment to date eight of the investigation that has roiled trump's presidency but in the minutes after the document was released it became clear that the report would not be the last word in a statement attorney. General Bill Bar disagreed with one of the Inspector General's central conclusions saying the FBI launched an investigation of a presidential campaign quote on the thinnest of suspicions that were in my view insufficient to justify the steps taken so too did Connecticut. US Attorney John. Durham whom whom bar handpicked to conduct a separate investigation similar. To what Horowitz is doing. Durham put out a highly unusual statement for someone conducting an ongoing Criminal Investigation Gatien. That said he's gathered information from sources in and outside of the US. That Horowitz didn't have Durham said he advised the Inspector General that he does not agree. With the report's key conclusion related to predication which is whether the F. B. I.. Had enough information to open the case. Now what evidence Durham has to rebut. horwitz remains unclear. Some involved in the Russia case say they're mystified by the statement. Horowitz was particularly critical of applications the FBI made to the foreign intelligence surveillance court to monitor former trump campaign advisor. Carter page asserting that those applications contained quote significant inaccuracies in omissions and that agents failed to meet the basic obligation to ensure the applications were scrupulously accurate. The inspector general found that so many basic and fundamental errors were made by three separate handpicked teams on one of the most sensitive F. B. I.. Investigations there was briefed to the highest levels within the FBI. He concluded that there was a failure of not not only the operational team but also of the managers and supervisors including senior officials in the chain of command. Among those failures was the growing body of information mation the FBI had gathered suggesting that former British spy. Chris Steele whose reports the so-called dossier were key element justifying the surveillance of page was not not as reliable as source as officials had described the court when seeking the face of warrants. The report lays out in detail. How as the F. B. I.? Obtained additional information raising significant questions about the reliability of the steel reporting. The bureau failed to reassess. The original information didn't alert higher ups to the Justice Department and didn't notify. The judges is that had signed off on the FISA warrants as a result of those findings Horwitz has launched a broader audit of Fisa work to study how systemic those problems may be for Pfizer applications in counterintelligence and counterterrorism cases. Horwitz did not however conclude that the bureau's applications to monitor worked page should have been rejected.
Package bomb suspect had hit list, official says
"Francis. The man suspected of sending fourteen pipebombs two prominent Democrats around the country has been charged and as being held without bond. The DASA Chen has more on the investigation of Caesar's enforcement officials. They had a list of more than one hundred people to whom he intended to send packages a fifteenth suspicious package was intercepted Monday. This time addressed to CNN's Atlanta headquarters FBI director, Chris Wray, said part of the reason that was found so quickly was because he left a trail of evidence for investigators to follow. They uncovered a latent fingerprint from one of the envelopes containing an e there's also a possible DNA connection between samples collected from pieces of two different. Let us say bombs ever detonated. An after his arrest on Friday. He reportedly told officials that he didn't want to hurt anyone. But investigators said the
"chris wray" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Director Chris Wray credits. FBI lab results for helping locate the man suspected of mailing a dozen suspicious packages to vocal opponents of President Trump fifty six year old Caesar CEO has been arrested and charged with five credit federal crimes Ray says investigators used fingerprints on one package to identify the suspect Ray says they were these were no hoax device did contain energetic material which if subjected to the right combination of. He or shocker friction could be dangerous to the public and the public should treat any device like that. Gordon? He says the FBI is still looking into why they didn't detonate attorney general Jeff Sessions addressed what the suspects motivation might be. And then what you might normally expect a may have been a part if appears to be a partisan, but that would be determined by the facts as the case goes forward was arrested in south Florida and is expected to be extradited to New York to face other charges. The president's is condemning say action these terrorist actions must be prosecuted and punished to the fullest extent of the law. We all know. And I want to applaud the FBI the secret service and all stay logo federal officials for their incredible work. Trump speaking tonight at a rally in North Carolina commerce city police have issued a Medina alert after a hit and run accident this afternoon police say a pickup truck hit a motorcyclist at seventy second and magnolia street. Then left the scene. They're looking for a two thousand nine silver or blue dodge truck with possible damage also has a silver work wreck on the truck's bed. Anyone with information about this crash should call police are Colorado outdoor life is a big industry is this some.
"chris wray" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"I like I want to give credit to the the members of the national securities team because I think that they did the right thing by standing up. I think Dan Coats and others have have have and Bob Rae and Chris Wray I should say and have been very consistent about the nature of this threat. But the president of the United States has the biggest megaphone. It was the president. United States have sat alone for two hours with Ladimir Putin. It was the president of the United States who stood on a platform with Ladimir Putin. And and essentially undercut his national security team in his Intel team and gave credence to Putin's lies. So the world sees that I and it makes them wonder, and I think that it gives Putin the idea that the back door is open, come on in. David just mentioned Dan Coats. Last night. The president said he had a great meeting with Putin. I mean, the director of national television stand coats said yesterday that he's quote not in a position to either understand fully or talk about what happened in Helsinki now, either he knows and can talk about it. But the idea that even say that he's not in position to understand what actually occurred behind closed doors is pretty stunning. Well, you got director of national intelligence who obviously has no idea about what the president said to Putin in that room. And I suspect that there isn't anybody in the administration and the national security team that really knows exactly what was said in that room. Right? Because it wouldn't John bowler from Russian. So he referred to John. He referred to John Bolton, right next and then Bolton quoted Vladimir Putin statement. Not something that the president himself had told him. Yeah, no, I think you know the Russians have said things about what was what was agreed to in that room, but we have heard absolutely nothing from the president of the United States about the specifics of what was discussed or what was agreed to. And so the result is that there is a tremendous amount of suspicion here about just exactly what, what is it that the President Putin really talked about that impacts on United States foreign policy? This is this is unheard of. I've never. I've never seen a situation like this, but you know, that's what we're getting with. The Trump administration would really bothers me is that this is an an enemy who's trying to undermine our democracy. That's what the Russians have tried to do since you know, since recent history is basically undermine our democracy. That's what they're in. Gauged. And right now they are successful at doing that in the way they continued to try to interfere with our election. That means that a national security threat facing this country has a very confused response in terms of the administration. David, is it simply the president can't separate anything having to do with Russian interference from the legitimacy of his electoral win? I mean, is that what his silence on the issue is about here. Well, that's what you keep hearing from his people that he privately. You read this, you hear this. He just doesn't want his win, you know denigrated or downgraded or or called into question, but that doesn't speak to he even if that were the case. It doesn't speak to where we are now. I mean, there's a threat now and one of the reasons there's the confusion that Leon speaks about is that the president is parroting Putin's line when the president calls the Russian investigation a hoax. That is exactly what Moskow said today. This is the Kremlin line two day. They were bitterly denouncing the investigation and said, there was no truth to it. So you know, the president keeps reinforcing the Kremlin's line, and that is a source of great concern as an confusion for anyone who's trying to read what's actually going on here in our own government. David Axelrod sector, Leon Panetta. Thank you very much. Have a lot more straight ahead including the breaking news of federal judges rebuke of Trump administration. Attorneys who'd wanted a civil liberties group the to take charge of finding hundreds of immigrant parents deported without their kids. Later word that the TSA is discussing even more cost saving measures at the nation's airports besides the ones already reported or earlier this week. The question of course is, could the changes compromise security. He may think you know the story, but you've never heard it from this angle a whole election in five minutes change their cameras, captured the moments. We didn't see Bush the me..
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"Harvey Weinstein's attorneys are planning to ask a Manhattan judge this week to dismiss the most serious sex assault charges filed against them, lawyers are going to argue that the embattled movie mogul had an ongoing, romantic, relationship, with, one of the unnamed accusers who account prompted Weinstein's indictment on Rape charges his lawyers intend to argue that. The first degree rape charges invalid because his relationship with. An unnamed, accuser continued after the date of the alleged attack in order, to demonstrate that the relationship was consensual the lawyers want to submit, to the judges criminal, case a cache, of several dozen emails that Weinstein allegedly traded with the accuser. The emails in question allegedly sent and received through Weinstein's official company Email account so it would, be there so we'll see if that moves. Forward you feel like you spend too much time on Facebook or Instagram but you just can't tear yourself away well apparently Facebook has. A fix for that social media behemoth has made available, tools aimed at leading you better manage your time on its apps with its apps one feature shows you a dashboard that tells you how much time you've. Been on Facebook or Instagram that day another let you set daily limits for yourself just wonder for all the people that right now have hit the News button for, the fourteenth time having that information is. That, is that gonna help you I know I should be getting up but it's easy to hit the snooze getting up many of the nation's top intelligence officials. Made a surprise appearance at the White House press briefing yesterday the send the message from the podium the President. Trump and the rest of the US government. Are prepared to take on foreign elections interference including that from Russia Department of homeland security secretary cures to Nielsen set in language much stronger than the president himself as used our, democracy itself is in the crosshairs director of national, intelligence Dan Coats national security adviser John Bolton DHA secretary Nielsen FBI director Chris Wray each took turns describing how each of their agencies is working to combat the threats it was one of the first times? The agency leaders had stood side by, side to address election interference and their appearance at. The White House comes as the president has faced criticism about his handling and messaging, about election interference, Sueno to the Ohio State investigation continues, yesterday we found out there's a special panel of people and already folks have gone through and looked, at the people named There are some who are noted as great fixers people, who have been around Ohio State for a couple three decades that any time there is a problem these names or, this name will pop up and if there's a, way out that's the person that finds it Betty Montgomery is that right Betty Montgomery is listed on that former AG As a part of that as. Well so it's about six seven people. And they say the investigation will continue under their watchful eyes so we're keeping an ear out still waiting for certain entities in that to speak when they do you'll hear what. They have to say here on the WTVN, seven ten years traffic and weather we have every ten minutes on the. Tens it's from TempStar heating and.
President Trump, Vladimir Putin and President discussed on Midday on WNYC
"Sea level even more dramatic than usual You could smell the smoke as you flew. In and the political setting for this year's forum was his incendiary is the scenery at the start of the week President Trump appeared to side with Vladimir Putin against his own intelligence community over. Their assessment that Russia had interfered in the two thousand sixteen election the next day President Trump made an awkward retraction of his original claim in front of the cameras described by some as a hostage video since it looked like he'd been coerced into making the. Statement, the day after that retraction the Aspen security forum opened with the FBI director on, stage and the aftershocks of the Helsinki meeting still being felt my view. Is not change which is that Russia attempted to interfere with the last. Election and it continues to engage in malign. Influence operations to this day the FBI director Chris Wray said other officials. Have been asked the same question with journalists participants passing, each word to see how much, distance they might be willing To put between themselves and. The White House one of the, questions post to serving officials has been have you thought about resigning or what would it take to make you do that the most dramatic moment came when director. Of national intelligence Dan Coats appeared the man whose job it was to know America's secrets had already had to admit you didn't know all the. Details of what would be discussed by President Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki then his interview was passed a note saying the White House had just said that Putin had now been invited to Washington say that again said coaxed laughter before adding that's gonna be special two days later cokes issued a statement admitting his response had been awkward that saying he'd not intended to, disrespect his president it reinforced the sense of distance between some, of those here at Aspen and the president they serve one former, intelligence officer said, they're always seem, to be two governments the president and his tweets and, then the professionals carrying on their work but no one wants to say How sustainable this might be one thing foreign officials attending the, forum said was that this, divide let them confused as to which signals. They were supposed to take seriously And so has been, wrapped up and participants check to see if the fire had delayed their outbound flights one of the things many. Were wondering was. Weather when they come back next year. The smoke surrounding America's security. Would have cleared or whether it will still be hard to see what lies ahead Gordon Carreira reporting. Let's. Catch up, with. The sports news now it's. The final day the open golf championship Alastair Ross is with me with more. On that and the rest of this yes thank you Jillian, the reigning open golf champion Jordan Spieth is expecting what he calls a, dramatic final day in windy conditions at this year's, told them at at Carnoustie Spaeth shares eight two shot advantage over the rest of the field with. His fellow Americans Kevin Kisner and Zonda shuffling but says the predicted whether that makes up a precarious lead anybody within four or five lead with the forecast to conditions you. Certainly don't want. To go. Into the last few holes having to try and force, anything or come from behind anything is going to be able to happen Scored scoring average is going to go away up and out there trying to just play the golf course the best that I can not focus on anything else Some. Of those just four shots off the lead include Rory mcilroy and some guy called Tiger Woods Shelly Ann Fraser price one on her. Return to diamond league action following the birth of her son Jamaicans victory over one hundred. Meters was the highlight on day one of the anniversary games in, London Sunday's. Highlights include a high class women's two hundred meters field that itself includes Sharakah Jackson. Second fastest runner, in the. World, this year and the Welsh champion Daphne skippers Lewis Hamilton does not believe that he. Will be able to win today's, German Formula one grand prix. The running well champion will start from fourteenth on the grid, after a hydraulics failure on his Mercedes during the qualifying session on Saturday his main title rival Ferraris Sebastian vital will start that race from pole position. In football the Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart says he wants..
Russia, FBI and Christopher Wray discussed on Ron St. Pierre
"NewsRadio RI dot com give us a yes or no If you wanna, leave a comment just, head on over to the Facebook page for the program. FBI director Chris Wray not changing his tune is believed that. Russia meddled, in the two thousand sixteen. Election at the Aspen security forum in Colorado rain noted that Russia is still trying to target the. United States political system by sowing discord between people so the country's top law enforcement officials, they're gathering, in Aspen Colorado for. A four day conference on security and FOX's Jessica Rosenthal has more on what Christopher Ray had to say FBI director Christopher Wray rejected Russian President Vladimir, Putin's offer to. Allow American investigators. To observe interogations of indicted Russians in. Exchange for similar access he said Russia continues,.
Japan, EU to sign trade deal eliminating nearly all tariffs
"Management one time on Tuesday may. Will add to. The appearance of crisis asking members of parliament to vote to start their summer vacation early it's harder for them to plot against the. Prime minister when their colleagues from parliament in, London Thomas penny Bloomberg daybreak Europe leaders. Of the European Union and Japan or, signing a widespread trade deal in Tokyo today eliminating nearly all tariffs Bloomberg's Chris Anstey. Explains. This comes as the US throws up barriers reducing. Tariffs, on Japanese cars headed for Europe, and European agricultural products such as wine and cheese headed for, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo and his European counterparts are expected to highlight how the deal stances a statement of. Confidence in the principles of free trade in contrast to. The, unilateral protectionist moves by US President Donald Trump in Tokyo Chris Anstey Bloomberg daybreak. I'm Warren Buffett keeps making good on his promise to eventually give. Away all his shares in Berkshire Hathaway buffet just gave away. Three point four billion dollars to five charities among them the Bill and Melinda. Gates Foundation so far buffet. Has given away Berkshire stock valued at thirty one billion dollars global, news twenty four hours a day on Aaron at take talk on. Twitter powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty. Countries I'm, Markus Karlsson this, is Bloomberg guy hey with the European sports usually England's quickest will to wrap up a, one day international series. We, Inova India laser they go into the deciding match Headingley locks, at one all inside convincingly, beats India at Lord's on Saturday to level the contest after being, thrashed by the, tourists at Trent Bridge Welsh title winners the new saints will lead to do something spectacular to reach second qualifying round of the Champions League. Tonight's therefore kneel down head against the home leg That's. How it Macedonian side scan Gandhiji Northern Irish champions crusaders are in an even worse position they start their second leg with new duress. Trading seven nil ranges attempts, progress to the second qualifying rounds of the. Euro per league later Stephen Gerald, side a up against cheapie heading into the second leg of. That tie in, Macedonia and, Chris Wray and we'll look to make up some, grounds cycling's tour of France regimes this morning offer arrestee before time champion heads to the outs one minutes and. Forty seconds behind..
Women march through Washington against Trump's immigration policy
"From abc news i'm todd at president trump has pledged swift nomination to replace retiring supreme court justice anthony kennedy but congressional democrats are vowing to fight democrats are going to do what they can to try to oppose this try to highlight anything that they can show that how american life will be impacted and indeed this could have a huge impact on everything from abortion rights to gay rights civil rights justice matters environmental matters labor matters all of that is very much in the ether for what promises to be a hot in volatile summer of confirmation battles bbcnews political director rick another largescale demonstration in the rio grande valley protesting us immigration policy the organizer of today's protests in brownsville texas is the aclu which released a video in advance of the event placing blame for the immigration crisis squarely at the feet to the president started when donald trump tore styles of immigrant children away from their parents the aclu and other organizations will rally in front of the federal courthouse where some of the undocumented immigrants caught at the border face prosecution abc's jim ryan along the us mexico border deputy attorney general rod rosenstein and fbi director chris wray are scheduled to bear on capitol hill today to answer questions about the justice department's inspector general's report deputy attorney general rod rosenstein and fbi director christopher ray will testify before the house judiciary committee on the inspector general's findings in the report text messages between two fbi agents were revealed in one message agent peter struck vowed to prevent donald trump from winning the two thousand sixteen presidential election both ray and rosenstein will be grilled about their agencies and departments behavior ahead of that election stephanie ramos abc news capitol hill the allegheny county pennsylvania district attorneys filed criminal homicide charges against east pittsburgh police officer michael rosenfeld for fatally shooting seventeen year old antoine rose last week you're listening to abc news we're at five oh two now newsradio six ten wtvn news first at five continues i'm ken stevens keeping to go with traffic and weather we do it every ten minutes mornings.
"chris wray" Discussed on WSB-AM
"In terms of our southern border we have more for national moving south across that border then we do moving north we have been a net exporter over the past several years what's happening there right now is not a national crisis i get it where sovereign nation we have a right to control our borders but we should do it within our ideals so we do not have a problem with our southern border well i think we have a serious problem with that southern border fact the number of people attempting to come across it illegally and coming in and fraudulently applying for political asylum and other things is up above where it was when donald trump became president went down for a while with enforcement but as the lawyers and has the human smugglers the coyotes they call them figured out how to educate these folks they come in and they ask for political asylum clinical signs are important principle and as michael hayden said we should do it accord with our principles absolutely alexander so's niche in the great soviet there the gulag archipelago was a prisoner in those camps we brought him here as a political asylum and historically maybe five thousand or a few more people would come to the united states under this program right now everybody coming across the border who doesn't get released into the interior then ask for political asylum in the waiting list is up now over three hundred thousand people it's being abused it's gotta be reformed and that's what this legislation is all about and yes we are a nation of immigrants we want to have people come to this country who are needed in this country and that's why we're also moving toward a merit based system here we got to have respect for the rule of law and it can't come here illegally you can't abuse the system why by the way if they don't get the wall now i really sense the president was shut down the government if he doesn't get in september so this would be one way to avoid that conflicts in the fall so i wanna go back to general report i don't know how much you're able to read your staff able to read but are you going to add the judiciary you have a shot and michael horowitz in chris wray at ten o'clock of the judiciary committee and the oversight gummer form committee cheered by tray gouty we'll be holding joint hearing and we will have inspector general horowitz as our only witness and we're going to dig into the myriad questions that members have following his report which by the way i think is a very thorough report and in in almost all respects an excellent report and it does point to the special treatment that hillary clinton received by the fbi in that investigation and when you contrast that with how some of the same people who are involved in that best gatien transferred over to the socalled trump russia investigation and how the bias there with a spur page texan so on you see contrast that is unconscionable and can never happen again and so in the twenty twenty elections we've got to have a different by the fbi if anybody alleges crime is apart of anybody who's running for president united states or any other for that matter peter struck the reds he wants to testify he said forget the cepeda oncoming would you ask him well i i would ask him why on earth people important to be a lead investigator in both the hillary clinton better and donald trump matter when he expressed so much bias you know things like we will stop it we have an insurance policy no one should vote for donald trump for president and states that kind of person should not be engaged in either one of those investigations because they have extreme bias that is not fitting for such important investigations as chairman carded that they're racist let alone what they said about the president we have unidentified people in there on those text messages michael horowitz knows their names why don't we we're gonna find out committed to getting to the.
Washington, Nathan Hager and Justice Department discussed on Bloomberg Best
"From the bloomberg ninety nine one newsroom in washington i'm nathan hager with the latest headlines longawaited inspector general's report from the justice department finds former fbi director james comey was insubordinate but not politically biased in handling the hilary clinton email investigation current fbi director chris wray says he'll require all senior executives to complete indepth training focused on lessons learned from the i g report she says should include drilling home the importance of objectivity house republic our floating an immigration bill that would keep children from being separated from their parents but other provisions could keep the legislation from passing including funds for president trump's border wall and to fix for dreamers that stops short of citizenship and millionaires now control half the world's personal wealth according to a report out today from boston consulting group global news twenty four hours a day.
300 bishops issue scathing statement on Trump's family separation policy
"Bias but they worry text messages exchanged by fbi employees cast a cloud over the clinton matter and the reputation of the bureau the i g referred five fbi officials for possible internal disciplinary action new fbi director chris wray says the agency's taking immediate steps to reinforce the idea of a work environment free from the appearance of political bias carrie johnson npr news washington the white house shows no sign of standing down zero tolerance policy on migrants arriving at the southern us border without authorization the administration says it's part of a broad and necessary crackdown on illegal immigration but the policies resulting in children being separated from their parents and that's prompting abroad outcry from christian and other faith groups we have the latest from npr's tom gjelten with hundreds perhaps thousands of children being separated from their parents at the us border as a result of trump administration policies the criticism from faith groups is growing a group of catholic bishops assembled in miami descr the family separation policy as immoral one bishop even suggested that catholics who participate in that policy could be stripped of their right to receive the sacraments southern baptists at their annual meeting in texas this week also criticized the family separation policy as did an interfaith group convened by the evangelical lutheran church in america tom gjelten npr news washington the treatment of migrants is also stirring more anger in europe today a hungarian court has sentenced four minute twenty five years in prison for their roles in the deaths of dozens of people were found suffocated in the back of a truck on an austrian highway here's carrie skyring the bodies of the fifty nine men eight women and four children were found inside the abandoned vehicle in the summer of two thousand fifteen at the height of europe's migrant crisis the court heard how the people smugglers ignored the cries of the migrants as they banged on the doors before being left to suffocate in intense heat the judge said all four charged with guilty of homicide as an accomplice and each should serve twenty five years in prison those convicted include the alleged ringleader the driver of the.
U.S. launches criminal probe into bitcoin price manipulation: Bloomberg
"Dot edu is brahman charleston lisa good morning here's what's making news in science technology engineering and math for some time now fbi director chris wray has been complaining in speeches about thousands of cell phones that investigators haven't been able to crack because of encryption in fact ray has repeatedly stated that investigators were locked out of nearly seven thousand eight hundred mobile devices seized during investigations last year now the fbi says never mind after a report by the washington post fbi officials say a programming error counted three separate databases and let them to vastly overstate the number they did not however provide a more accurate number regardless with insistent corruption remains an important problem bitcoin is based on technology that is said to be one of the most bulletproof ways of securing data yet devised but for all that the cyber currency apparently is not invincible for people familiar with the matter say the justice department has opened a criminal probe into whether traders are manipulating the price of bitcoin and other digital currencies the investigation is said to be focused on such illegal pricing influences as spoofing or flooding the market with fake orders to trick other traders into buying or selling some market participants have alleged that crypto manipulation is rampant last year a blogger highlighted the suspicious actions of a trader or group of traders nickname spooky for allegedly placing one million dollars in orders without executing them no word on whether investigators might be working on unmasking spooky that's the bloomberg njit stem report jonathan lisa thank you very much bob.
"chris wray" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"The toll free number of the howie carr show if you'd like to join us joining us now on the line is ann coulter the author of interim we trust and thanks for being with us here on the howie carr show howie well i you know i i see nothing no stories have broken yet apparently the meeting continues between the among the president of the united states and rosenstein rosenstein is back at doj and christopher ray is he is he gone back to the fbi building he's awesome reporters tweeting the rosenstein is back at doj no comment rosenstein has no comment what what do you think happened that the meeting with rosenstein and chris wray from the fbi an i hope it was addressing looks like there's some political shenanigans going on with this powerful federal law enforcement beer up well he signed the fourth application for an extension of the the faisal warrant to to wiretap carter page if not other ones so i mean so we used to the all say he's in the jackpot himself isn't he isn't he they say in the mob he's jammed up himself how can we investigate this is why we need an investigation and i'm glad that the the inspector general of the department of justice certainly seems to be a straight shooter i'm i'm pleased the jeff sessions did not follow the orders the president gave him across twitter to to dump this michael horowitz who who is an obama appointee but but so far he seems like a completely straight shooter he's the one who who outed the mccain mccain back also struck and lisa page he was the one who produced those those emails he seems to be quite honorable there are still honorable people around and if you've been following some of the things mark penn has been there are those who haven't gone insane and and they're not stupid people.
"chris wray" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Oh yeah this is an incredibly sophisticated operation and it was something that you said a little earlier you said donald trump's department of justice this is not president trump's department of justice i don't know who is controlling this department of justice but it does not stand for justice it is not responsive to the president of the united states of america and i think that it has become highly and totally politicized and there has to see a deep cleaning of this department of justice the the higher echelons of and as well as the fbi because each and every day we're losing trust and confidence in these people and you know this this whole thing has become a real farce i mean when you think about it this quote unquote russia investigation so at some point in time this has to end because it becomes more and more embarrassing for the department of justice and i think that we have to start looking at the leadership there the over over chris wray you're not happy with chris wray look brian i don't think anyone should be happy about what we're saying look again i want to know what has happened to the person that did not take those tips the fbi person that didn't take the tips down in broward county on nichols crews i mean that just kind of fell off the radar screen so there are so many things that are going on that i'm not pleased with the fbi on purchase way i've just kept going over the author of that time magazine story basically looking in chronicling what's going wrong with the fbi think about this the pulse shooter they had the guy under surveillance turns out they add his dad on the payroll we know about the mid they apologize in january for getting a directive about nichols crews shooting up a school and doing absolutely nothing we know about the zony of brothers in boston we know that the the shooter in the south carolina african american dewey were gunned down when they let this white lunatic into that church we know that he's circumvented background checks of the fbi put forward so over and over again i know they do a lot of great things on a daily basis but it's just the nature of the.
"chris wray" Discussed on KTTH 770AM
"Question is what does he do about this does he fired jeff sessions it looks the other way this had nothing to do with russia does he fired rod rosenstein who authorized this as chris wray whose f b i agents are perpetrated he can't fire the deputy us attorney in new york who signed off on it because that person a civil service protected he is wait he fired pre beheira was not civil service protected because it was appointed by barack obama so he can fire jeff berman but he can't fire the number two k is what i mean the person who actually signed off on this when mr berman recused himself okay so the only reason i think he can't fire muller is political reasons because he's got everybody from chuck grassley to every other republicans saying he can't do it it would be suicide scott lindsey graham saying firing mother would be the beginning of the end of your presidency that's pretty telling if if graham speaks for a broad array of moderate to conservative republicans who are on their face support the president plus it wouldn't do any good because then rosenstein somebody who would in when nixon fired archibald cox has nemesis leon men yeah so he's not gonna fire mullah he could fire rosenstein but i'm not sure that would do much either because then somebody else would come in there and he also could he could he fire them both and get an and four sessions to resign get into new ag fire sessions and force him to resign it could ask to resolve ridley would let let's go let's go nuke here all three of them muller rosenstein and sessions and then he brings a new attorney general comes far sessions directly he has to have a human being superior to sessions in the doj at a campfire muller directly yes of a human being in the doj superior muller to fire him this is the problem nixon had two attorneys general acting attorneysgeneral resign rather than carry out orders to fire secessions could fire hawks.
"chris wray" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"The victims at the hospital and praised the doctors and nurses imia they must be mullin an incredible recovery hunger and first responders every job they've done is incredible with his wife malania he also paid his respects to law enforcement officials in fort lauderdale telling officer she hope they were getting the credit they deserved the president extended a few public words of consolation for the community and did not address the debate over gun violence the alleged shooter nineteen year old nicholas crews might avoid the death penalty by pleading guilty i'm peter king nicolas crews phases seventeen counts of premeditated murder but broward county public defender howard finkelstein says he hopes to work out a plea deal with prosecutors offering a guilty plea in exchange for a life sentence fickle sign tells the south florida sunsentinel it's not nettie buddies interest to go through what he calls a circus of a trial and florida governor rick scott is calling for the fbi director to resign after a tip about alleged florida shooter nicholas cruz was overlooked brian shook has more in a statement friday fbi director chris wray said someone called an fbi hotline on january fifth warning about cruises troubling behaviour the statement said the caller provided information about cruises gun ownership desire to kill people erratic behavior and disturbing social media posts as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting now republican governor scott says seventeen innocent people are dead and acknowledging a mistake isn't going to cut it the fbi director needs to resign wbz news time 503 still ahead base congressman is reacting strongly to news of the russian meddling indictments i'll have that story coming up abc news time 503 it's traffic and weather together the subaru.
"chris wray" Discussed on KOIL
"Fbi to grow director chris wray after getting nowhere and pleading with the white house not to release that memo drawing a line of independence in the sand authorizing the statement that talked about the bureau's as you said grave concerns about the memo which was with it said was full of material ommissions any inaccuracies we don't yet know how the president's going to react to direct to raise very public pushback how the relationship unfolds in the coming days to me is critical wash george yeah he also director also spoke by video to all the fbi employees as well there had been some nervousness in some quarters of the white house that he might resign well i'm hearing that ray and deputy attorney general rod rosenstein both love the institutions that they work for and they don't plan to resign immediately bold plan to put their heads down and keep working but the president's obviously to wildcard he's publicly criticised attorney general jeff sessions tweeted negative things about rod rosenstein and said the fbi's reputation in tatters tours the president clearly believes he's been abuse by the justice department and believes that the russia investigation is unnecessary his aggressive style is different from his predecessors which his supporters says is this right but make no mistake his constant pressure on the justice department is not the norm and critic said it creates the impression then he's tried to control the institutions that are supposed to have a level of independence to investigate national security matters without political interference one final question here rod rosenstein pretty well th the president or hinder fire robert muller would he obey george rosenstein said he will not fire muller without cause and one person george that we've not heard from this week now one pete not one word is a special council okay thanks pair we're joined now by the top democrat on the house intelligence committee adam schiff congressman thanks for joining us this morning i wanna begin with president trump's tweet from yesterday put it up on screen there he says the.
"chris wray" Discussed on Skullduggery
"So i think this is putting real pressure on those individuals i you know they're both uh extremely serious and conscientious uh you know uh public servants both uh chris wray and rod rosenstein there so given that they both made the the strong statements that they've made about the harm that release member would cause book and and given i think both of their you know i think strong instincts which is to stand up for their their folks whether it's doj lawyers are fbi agents um i think the there's real pressure on them to uh you know to figure out what they're path or is i i at at the i i'm so you don't know what you know what they're gonna do but um you know he won serving i think under these circumstances and and others have said this have to be prepared to uh to walk away if if circumstances dictate that they can no longer serve in good conscience and i and you know i know that's uh at the heavy burden but you know this i think these times call for that level of considerations if this was if this was you and your deputy attorney general general would you resign so i i was never deputy general i like the fact that you kind of elevated me they're making him uh we're but as a muslim at worst of disgust discussion i think you know yet you can't really put yourself in someone else's shoes it be exactly but i think for me um this would be the kind of step that would force me to to give that some see a real consideration and perhaps i would but it does kinda beg the question and i know we said last crash last question so let's make this last question does this memo really 'cause uh the kind of harm uh that uh people have to just from the fbi have been saying uh because it also uh you know some people are going to think that they didn't want this out because it puts them in a bad light and they were protecting their reputations and protecting the reputations of their institutions which of course you know is an important thing if you're running and you know a 35000 person agency like the fbi but you know does it is it does it jeopardize national security is their classified information in this memo.
"chris wray" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"Analysts over the side of the do david gelian april ryan mark preston kaitlan collins david join me this disconnect at least in terms of the rhetoric the republicans are saying we look chris rate the director of the fbi got the chance to look at the memo that we want released the department of justice assistance extremely reckless to release this without the department of justice and the fbi really getting a deep look at it and democrats saying chris wray looking at it doesn't mean that the fbi has really done a deep dive on exactly and that is donald trump's justice department that is recommending against having having this released i think what you're seeing here anderson is that the republican leadership will you heard from speaker ryan there he tried to decouple the politics of this from the process of it but they're actually inextricably linked because the entire document is to serve the political purpose that nunez is trying to serve to try to muddy the waters and call into question the miller investigation paul ryan trying to stay sort of above that fray and decoupled that but it just seems to me they're inextricably linked well although the republicans are saying we'll look we have oversight oh it's our job to protect the citizens to protect the rights of constitutional rights of our citizens and if there's been malfeasance it's our job to uh to provide oversight the bottom line is the trust factor is gone awry it and it who do you trust right now in the midst of all of this because again it's political it's to undermine the fbi save the president who the base feels that as we talked about last night are doing the things that they want saving issues of family abortion uh not not abortion um you know and and taxes and things of that nature but but here's the issue you can't untie it because all of its altogether any of this information comes together in his bald up into this investigation and any attempts to untie it would just be causing more of a mess this is a marsh pit of a mess it's political it's all meant to undermine the fbi who's really try to do its job mark personnel amid the.
"chris wray" Discussed on WCTC
"Is a thug is a lying thug he's a dirty cop and the problem with chris wray and jeff sessions and rod rosenstein is none of them has gravitas they have no gravitas when you stand up in front of a microphone and you are the attorney general or the deputy attorney general for the fbi director you know what should happen people on the other side of the mic from which say holy frame looks this guy's fear this will have this this person is serious they look at these three people and they can't figure out whether or not they have their big boy pants on on any given day we're talking to joe degenerates here on the laura ingraham show cnn yesterday or msnbc one of the they'll blend and don't and to be the same network for me but one of the democrats on the panel was or they he was talking about how the republicans are seizing on this to try to delegitimize an entire agency that is filled with hardworking men and women and even if peter struck was injudicious in having this ongoing relationship it inside that uh that that doesn't take the the hard work of the men and women who are you know putting together all the you know investigatory elements for this and for this whole colmey muller deal but l'enfant missed his daughter nonstop and of course uh this is what the democrats do uh they will do anything to prevent the legitimate administration of justice and they're engaged in it right now because it's going to hurt them unhurt hillary clinton and hurt their future process for the presidency because the one thing that they fear most is they strong trump and he's getting stronger every day joe degenerate here on the laura ingraham show thanks so much come on tv soon we're gonna take a break on the laura ingraham show there's a tough words from joe and myself in it again both of us really really really like jeff sessions so much abut this this is causing a problem for this administration that is winning on every level the only place where they've been s they've been tripped up is this nonsense special counsel robert mahler the only the only problem for this administration and why was it caused this whole thing was kicked off by a bad decision.
"chris wray" Discussed on KOIL
"And talk radio they just they just keep dismissing it in in digital for call me who sending out mlk junior quotes today did you see that o m and i i tweeted back sanctimonious preigc you know what he is fascinating he keeps comparing himself to thomas beckett and i said and i continue to say he's not thomas beckett easy a fast and henry the second who killed thomas beckett let me colmey is a thug he's a lying uh he's a dirty cop and the problem with chris wray and jeff sessions and rod rosenstein is none of them has gravitas they have no gravitas when you stand up in front of a microphone and you are the attorney general or the deputy attorney general where the fbi director you know which it happened people on the other side of the mic the friends would say holen frameworks this guy's fear this this this person is serious they look at these three people and they can't figure out whether or not they have their big boy pants on on any given day we're talking to joe degenerate here on the laura ingraham show cnn yesterday or msnbc one of the they'll blend and don't to be the same network for me but one of the democrats on the panel was or they he was talking about how the republicans are seizing on this to try to delegitimize an entire agency that is filled with hardworking men and women and even if peter struck was injudicious in having this ongoing relationship inside that uh that that doesn't change the the hard work of the men and women who are you know putting together all the you know investigatory elements for this and for this whole colmey muller deal nonsense it keeps utter nonsense of course uh this is what the democrats do uh they will do anything to prevent the legitimate administration of justice and they're engaged in it right now because it's going to hurt them and hillary clinton and hurt their future prospects for the presidency because the one thing that they fear most did they strong trump and he's getting stronger every day joe degenerate here on the laura ingraham show joe thanks so much come on tv soon we're gonna take a break on the laura ingraham show there's a tough words from joe and myself and it again both of us really really really like jeff sessions so much abut this.
"chris wray" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Louie gohmert even within the republican world is not a highly respected or credible force but what there is no counterbalance and what he is saying has been picked up it's been up printed on the wall street journal editorial page by scholars from the hoover institution and you can see in congress many reputable people or ambitious people rhonda scientists who wants to be governor of florida who was i used to be a fairly moderate republican he's signing up for this because the governorship beckons and meanwhile you see no one even of the republicans who say let let this play out the investigation go to its to its termed termination no one is willing to take the risks and stand up to the president say please stop interfering with the fbi the incentives for the agency the incentives to the president of the opportunities for him those are all blinking ever clearer matt do you wanna cosigned david firms dark warning on this holiday yang or do you have any faith brighter for fora i i will and i'll say i i think for career agents you know what they ought to do is do their job and not worry about that but that's very tough when you see things like people's nieto the at the the director of the fbi chris wray being asked about agents by name but a recent by by name but recent gresham hearing and asked whether they had any political bias that's very intimidating for career agents but what needs to happening in situations is that the leaders of these departments the director of the fbi the attorney general the deputy attorney general need to stand up for the career people that work for them and defend their honor and their integrity that doesn't mean chris wray has to come out have a press conference every time the president says something off the wall on twitter but he does need to pick his his moments where he tells the general public they need to hear this not from democrats but from republicans and republicans who have been appointed by president trump that this agency the fbi is going to follow the facts follow the law wherever it leads attacks on then a in this manner or inappropriate and the fbi will do its job no matter what the president thinks i think that's well put in goes the.
"chris wray" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Last meeting tweeted out how didn't think a deal was possible because the arrests were so bad on illegal immigrants point of order uh i'm wondering has he hasn't changed his mind about that and also specifically what was he referring to since in government shutdown ice before before good of the prison is so very much committed to a strong border and to a border wall and i would imagine that's discussed at some point today which i think we all hope a deal can be reached we hope that the democrats will be willing to put aside partisan politics and focus on fully funding the government josh on the hope today chris wray crazy fbi the front as offer world president said you know it's in tatters at his workplace in history can you explain the discrepancy i look we don't think that there is a discrepancy we agree with chris wray at the fbi field agents are appreciated in respected the president's issues are with the political leaders in the fbi and our former director colmey as particularly those that play politics with the hillary clinton email probe and we don't see a discrepancy beyond that alliance dominant hop around cosmonauts on thailand's we got under underlines the fbi in patras create ramifications of people trust law enforcement the people will say no and again after we your act with the fbi was in tatters known again the president's referring to the political leaders at the fbi particularly those that were involved in the hillary clinton education to one's about government shutdown trust you wanna set for says today of the president his party senate the house and the presidency speech of republicans rather he said a shutdown would fall on the shoulders is that not just the reflection natural selection of the political realities that republicans control washington a joint outlook they may control washington but this still take some democrats to be engaged in a process and we hope frankly that democrats will play by the schumer rule and not hold this bill hostage by playing partisan politics and they'll come to the table help fund are defense department help fund our military help fund veteran's affairs john reid cr uh at some point growth daca is going to have to be brought up potentially.
"chris wray" Discussed on KQED Radio
"We need to be careful in an analyzing each step i think there is evidence let's pointing towards crimes but i think it's we need to be careful when we make interpretations of the statue well we certainly want to be careful here and we know we are we are speculating but we do think it's important to ask these questions bob our just quickly on the conspiracy question well there's i think there's a basis you're an i don't agree with professor sherman this is going to be an ongoing investigation this is not the only evidence that will be taken into account and certainly if in fact there is apparently violation of the campaignfinance laws and the evidence is beginning to point in that direction than yes the prosecutors could certainly develop a conspiracy charge or and aiding and abetting charge based on that if i could just add one more point this is not a statute that is subject to the same free speech considerations that professor frogman outlines that apply in the domestic us context today for example it was very clear from the testimony of fbi a director nominee chris wray who was asked about this that in his view this sort of communication between the russian government and a campaign is a national security matter and he said and he beating like that should not have been taken unless the campaign had consulted with what he called its legal advisers so i think it was clear from the fbi director his remarks here this is a national security issue the free speech considerations are difference and the implications are legal all right gentleman we are going to have to leave it there bob our jed sugar men we thank you both thanks for q very much.
"chris wray" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"Nominating someone to oversee this probe of his associates ties to russia now with the special council overseeing that at the new fbi director chris wray is not going to be in charge of that investigation so takes away some of that pressure and some of those questions about the conflict of interest of of the president choosing someone who's can be looking at his ad associates but at the same time ray is now joining the fbi as a as the president is facing lot of questions about his confidence in the justice department we reported last night that that jeff sessions the attorney general offered his resignation in recent weeks amid tensions with the president and sean spicer yesterday declined to say if trump has confidence in his attorney general so a while this process may be nearing an end at i think it's fair to say that ray is joining the administration at a sort of front time and one thing to point out is that of the justice department oversees the fbi doesn't the director essentially report to the attorney general yes the fbi director reports to the attorney general the eyes in the previous that when comey was the director he was reporting to the deputy attorney general about his work on the russia pro because sessions recused himself from matters related to that probe after came out earlier this year that he had had undisclosed meetings with russian officials by ray will now report to sessions given that he's not going to be involved in the probe wall street journal reporter rebekka ball house thank you very much for.