Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The President’s Twitter Announcement That He Will Nominate Christopher Wray To Be Director Of The FBI

“I am particularly interested in his ability to be independent and resist presidential pressure at a time when the White House has repeatedly tried to interfere with the FBI.  And the Judiciary Committee must get to the bottom of that interference as part of evaluating Mr. Wray’s nomination. 

“For obvious reasons that could not be clearer right now, Mr. Wray’s ability, willingness and commitment to be independent of the White House and of presidential pressure is the threshold hurdle, and a cardinal test.” 

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