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Wray: FBI is taking steps to resolve the problems in the IG report
FBI Director Christopher Wray describes the FBI as a response to the findings of the DOJ inspector general report on the handling of the Clinton-E-Mail investigation.
FBI Director Christopher Wray told reporters on Thursday that he was “disappointed” in the Ministry of justice watchdog report on the bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s personal E-Mail system.
“I take this report very seriously, and we accept the findings and recommendations,” Wray said in a press conference at FBI headquarters in Washington. “The report is in the identification of errors of judgment, violations, or disregard of directives and decisions, which were not, at least in retrospect, make the best decisions.”
However, Wray added that the report by DOJ inspector General Michael Horowitz, only the above-mentioned “particular set of events again in 2016, and a small number of FBI employees in these events.”
“Nothing in the report impugns the integrity of our workforce as a whole, or the FBI, as an institution,” said Wray, succeeded James Comey as FBI Director in the year 2017, after President Trump fired Comey.
Horowitz’s report, the most trenchant criticism for Comey, to be reserved for him called the “insubordinate” for his actions, including the announcement, in July 2016, that Clinton would not be charged, the E-Mail investigation. Cases discussed at the end without any fees are only rarely in public, and Comey not be attorney General Loretta Lynch to reveal its plans to make an announcement.
However, Horowitz also wrote that his office had five FBI employees for investigation in connection with politically charged texts, some of which have “mixed political comments with discussions about the [Clinton’s] investigation, and concerns that political bias may have influenced, investigative decisions.”
Horowitz also noted that the FBI’s Directive was protection against leaks to the media “largely ignored” during the time of the Clinton investigation, writing that “we identified dozens of FBI employees had contact with members of the media.”
The inspector General also said the bureau had adopted the employees, tickets to sporting events, golf tours, meals and other gifts from a Reporter — actions,” were, at least, not with FBI-Department of policy and ethics rules.”
In response, Wray said he was “all employees are fully aware of our new policy on contacts with the media … and make it clear that we will not tolerate non-compliance.”
“There are some sobering lessons in [the report] and we learn these lessons, and we will act on these lessons,” the Director had sworn, “and that is the way the FBI getting these things dealt with in the past and that is what the FBI stronger over the last 110 years.”
Fox News’ Alex Pappas and Brooke Singman contributed to this report.