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President Trump lands on FBI as his latest target for blame

FBI Director Chris Wray has attempted to boost staff morale by commending their'professionalism and dedication to justice and to carry on with'fidelity bravery and integrity President Trump lands on FBI as his latest target for blame
Orlondo Matamoros | Diciembre 06, 2017, 07:00

FBI Director Christopher Wray reportedly defended the agency and assured staffers it is "an honor to represent you" a day after President Donald Trump derided the FBI's standing as the "worst in history" and in "tatters".

The message comes a day after Trump unleashed on the bureau's reputation, describing it as "in Tatters". And certainly not Mr. Trump's customary counter-punch strategy directed mostly at familiar targets, former FBI Director James B. Comey and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Wray said that he would be testifying on Capitol Hill at the end of the week, and that he was aware of how much the Bureau was now in the public eye.

Does anyone seriously believe Mr. Dowd actually did that? "That goes with this job and always has". It's also reminiscent of the president's attacks earlier this year against the nation's entire intelligence community for daring to point out that Russia, under direction of Vladimir Putin, interfered with the last election.

On Tuesday it emerged that Mueller had subpoenaed financial records from Deutsche Bank regarding Trump's debts to it.

All of which suggests there is, indeed, a reputation in tatters, but it doesn't belong to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

It has no picture and follows just a handful of journalists and media accounts.

He told his staff to 'continue to keep focused on our critical mission with fidelity, bravery, and integrity, ' saying that 'The American people rightly expect this from us'.

Republicans like to make a big show of their support for the military and for police.

ADVERTISEMENTIn October, Comey, then using the pseudonym "Reinhold Niebuhr" on Twitter, tweeted about "man's inclination to injustice" after former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate, Richard Gates, were indicted for money laundering under the probe.

"Because of the importance of our mission, we are also entrusted with great power, and we should expect - and welcome - people asking tough questions about how we use that power", Chris Wray wrote in the internal message, obtained by CNN.