FBI Director Appears Before House Judiciary Committee

Legislators question Director Wray on many subjects over four hours.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, where he fielded an array of questions from the members of the panel. The hearing, which lasted more than four hours, addressed a wide range of issues his agency has faced in recent months.

The FBI director said that reports of FBI assets being present and involved in events at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, were “ludicrous and a disservice to our brave, hardworking, dedicated men and women.” 

The committee questioned Director Wray about the FBI’s proposal to develop sources within traditional Catholic churches, which is under “internal review.” He responded, “We do not recruit, open, or operate confidential human sources to infiltrate, target, or report on religious organizations.” He told the committee he would brief them once the internal review was completed later in the summer. 

When asked about how his agency interacts with social media firms, the director stated the FBI had worked to dissuade the inclusion of “Russian disinformation.” He referenced the recent court decision prohibiting conversations that would appear to be about censoring information, saying his agency would abide by the court’s ruling. 

Upon questioning from Congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida, Director Wray denied that the FBI has been biased in the way his agency has approached matters regarding President Trump versus President Biden’s family.

Funding for the FBI is before the House in the development of the upcoming budget. Also under consideration is a new headquarters for the agency and where it will be located. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Wray to lead the FBI ethically and transparently.
  • For Chair Jim Jordan as he heads the House Judiciary Committee.
  • For FBI officials and agents to uphold the law impartially.

Sources: Washington Times, NY Times, The Federalist 


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