Trump mulls firing of FBI director Wray for declining to announce Biden probe before election: report
President Donald Trump has reportedly become increasingly frustrated with federal law enforcement officials due to their opposition to opening an investigation into his opponent Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden, and their other associates. Now, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) director Christopher A. Wray and U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr's positions appear to be imperiled.
According to a report published by The Washington Post, inside conversations have revealed Trump and his senior aides believe Wray and Barr are failing to deliver on the president's behalf. Although Trump has been expecting the FBI to open an investigation into the Bidens, that has not happened. And with election day just around the corner, the president appears to be running out of attacks against the Democratic presidential nominee.
White House insiders have suggested that Trump views Wray as one of the "worst personnel picks."
During multiple rallies over the last several days, the president has increased his public calls for the Bidens to be locked up as he described his opponent's family as a "criminal enterprise." insiders claim Trump is hoping for an announcement similar to former FBI director James Comey's move to open an investigation into former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton just two weeks before election day in 2016.
With just 11 days until the 2016 election, Comey announced the FBI had opened an investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as U.S. Secretary of State. The investigation did not lead to charges against Clinton. Now Trump is hoping to repeat history. However, without backing from Wray and Barr, Trump's claims hold no weight.
Earlier this week, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe distanced from the idea of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal being the result of another Russian disinformation campaign despite the timing of the information being made public.