The White House is denying there’s conflict between President Donald Trump and FBI Director Chris Wray after Wray rejected Trump’s charge that his agency’s reputation is “in tatters.”
Wray testified Thursday on Capitol Hill that “our reputation is quite good,” after being pressed on Trump’s weekend tweets. Trump wrote Sunday that the FBI’s reputation was the “worst in History!”
Press secretary Sarah Sanders says the White House doesn’t believe there is a discrepancy between their comments.
She says: “We agree with Chris Wray that FBI field agents are appreciated and respected.”
Sanders also says Trump’s issues were with “the political leaders” in the FBI under former FBI Director Jim Comey. She singled out “those who played politics with the Hillary Clinton email probe.”
Trump fired Comey in May.