WASHINGTON — Christopher A. Wray, the F.B.I. director, clashed publicly with the president for the first time on Wednesday, condemning a push by House Republicans to release a secret memo that purports to show how the bureau and the Justice Department abused their authorities to obtain a warrant to spy on a former Trump campaign adviser.
The “F.B.I. was provided a limited opportunity to review this memo the day before the committee voted to release it,” the bureau said in a statement. “As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.” MORE
Christopher A. Wray, the bureau’s director, put himself at odds with President Trump, who wants to see the memo released. It is said to accuse the F.B.I. and Justice Department of surveillance abuses.
The release of this memo will lead to at least one if not five congressmen will go to JAIL for its release.