FBI agents have lost trust in Christopher Wray, says lawyer representing whistleblowers: report
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After top FBI agent Timothy Thibault resigned last week after being criticized for alleged bias in his handling of the investigation into Hunter Biden’s laptop, some rank-and-file employees are calling for the director Christopher Wray’s resignation, according to a report.
“I’m listening [FBI personnel] that they feel the director has lost control of the bureau,” Kurt Siuzdak, an attorney representing FBI whistleblowers, told the Washington Times. “They’re saying, ‘How does this guy survive? He’s gone. He has to go.”
Siuzdak said officers tell him they have “lost confidence” in Wray. “All Wray is doing is coming in and saying we need more training and we’re doing things about it, or we’re not going to tolerate it.”
Siuzdak told the New York Post that he left his job as an FBI agent after nearly 25 years last March because of alleged politicization at the top and said FBI leaders were not makes them responsible
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President Trump appointed Wray in 2017 after firing then-director James Comey.
FBI whistleblowers have said in the disclosures that Wray often failed to take action after being notified about problems within the bureau, including claims he was forced to sign false affidavits and allegations of sexual harassment. according to the Times.
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Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, had accused Thibault earlier this year of “improper conduct” in what he alleged was a widespread effort to shut down the Hunter Biden investigation amid the 2020 election, according to CBS News .
“[T]The allegations provided to my office appear to indicate that there was a plan among certain FBI officials to undermine derogatory information related to Hunter Biden by falsely suggesting that it was disinformation,” Grassley said at the time.
In a statement to the Times, the FBI said: “The men and women of the FBI work hard every day to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution. All employees are held to the highest standards of conduct professional and ethical, and we expect them to focus on process, rigor and objectivity in the performance of their duties. Allegations of misconduct are taken seriously and referred to the Inspection Division or the “relevant investigation. The FBI is actually made up of 37,000 employees who do it the right way. on a daily basis to keep our nation safe by fighting violent crime, preventing terrorist attacks, and defending America from espionage and cyber threats.”
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