By Kyle James  |  09-08-2017   News
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Christopher Wray, the Director of the FBI, gave a statement on Thursday saying he has "not detected any whiff of interference" by the White House into the investigation of Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential election. This marks the first public speech given by the newly elected head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation since his confirmation last month.

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Wray also said he is confident in Robert Mueller, the man in charge of investigating whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. Wary spoke at a panel discussion at the Intelligence and National Security Summit in Washington saying, "I can say very confidently that I have not detected any whiff of interference with that investigation." Wray was confirmed as the new Director of the FBI after his predecessor James Comey was fired by President Trump. Comey testified in a senate hearing that he believed Trump had tried to hint that he wanted him to drop the FBI probe into former nation security adviser Michael Flynn.

Comey gave more condemning evidence against himself than anyone else when he revealed he leaked classified information to the press through a professor friend. The White House maintains that there was no collusion between Trump and Russia leading up to or after his election to the presidency. Mueller himself is a former FBI director and Wray stated during the National Security Summit that he has "enormous respect" for him.

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fbi-russia/fbi-chief-sees-no-evidence-of-white-house-interference-in-russia-probe-idUSKCN1BI2JN

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