Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Michael McGough, Los Angeles Times: In normal times, it wouldn't be headline news if a nominee for director of the FBI rejected the notion of taking a personal loyalty oath to the president or refused to characterize as a "witch hunt" an investigation into highly plausible allegations that a hostile foreign country interfered in a U.S. election. But when Christopher A. Wray, President Trump's nominee to head the bureau, took those positions at his confirmation hearing Wednesday, there was the proverbial audible sigh of relief in Washington. That is because these are not normal times and Donald Trump is not a normal president.





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"Wray also promised that he wouldn't brook any interference with the investigation of Russian meddling in the election -- and possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign -- being led by special counsel (and former FBI chief) Robert Mueller.

"I would consider an effort to tamper with Director Mueller's investigation to be unacceptable and inappropriate and would need to be dealt with very sternly and appropriately indeed," Wray told the Judiciary Committee.

This couldn't have been music to President Trump's ears, but especially after the revelations about his son's meeting in Trump Tower it's hard to believe that even this abnormal president would treat Wray the way he did Comey.

When the president met with Russian officials at the White House in May, he said that firing Comey -- whom he called "a real nut job" -- had relieved "great pressure" on him. Wray's testimony suggests that any relief was temporary."

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-07-12 03:38 PM | Reply

Yes, and other appointees and staff have said the same but done whatever they wanted.

#2 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-07-12 05:30 PM | Reply

"Nixon sees 'Witch Hunt' insiders say...

#3 | Posted by lamplighter at 2017-07-12 06:07 PM | Reply

Wray Does Well; the Senate Judiciary Committee Does Not www.lawfareblog.com

#4 | Posted by et_al at 2017-07-12 06:15 PM | Reply

Or it could be he has no problem lying. Like the rest if the Republicans.

#5 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2017-07-12 06:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

How can you promise to pursue justice in a case your predecessor was fired for pursuing justice in?

He knows he has 2 options - help Trump escape justice or get fired. If he's going to get fired, why take the job?

Implicitly by him accepting the nomination, he's going to let trump get away easy.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-07-12 07:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


That's pretty much the argument in the lawfareblog link, too.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2017-07-12 07:31 PM | Reply

**** this guy.

How is anyone who votes to confirm this guy going to maintain ANY credibility??????????????

#8 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-07-12 11:53 PM | Reply

Would this be the same as when Sessions lied about not having met with Russians?

I would not trust anything any Trump nominee has testified to. Ever. Truth is an ignored by this administration.

#9 | Posted by 726 at 2017-07-13 10:36 AM | Reply

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