Some are saying that FBI Director Christopher Wray might quit if the memo is released.
The current FBI director was appointed by Donald Trump. But does that guarantee that he is loyal to Donald Trump? Of course not! The power of the deep state is that no one knows all the secrets of the embedded unelected bureaucrats who keep their positions and grow their power over decades no matter how administrations change. The President supposedly has the power to appoint heads of the major bureaucracies, but these heads have to depend on veteran bureaucrats to carry out their orders and to give them information.
So, in the case of Christopher Wray, it should come as no surprise he is trying to suppress the memo.
Top White House aides are worried FBI Director Christopher Wray could quit if the highly controversial Republican memo alleging the FBI abused its surveillance tools is released, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation tell CNN.
Wray has made clear he is frustrated that President Donald Trump picked him to lead the FBI after he fired FBI Director James Comey in May, yet his advice on the Nunes memo is being disregarded and cast as part of the purported partisan leadership of the FBI, according to a senior law enforcement official.
Wray’s stance is “raising hell,” one source familiar with the matter said.
Wray has not directly threatened to resign after clashing with Trump over the possible release of the memo, the source added, because that is not his style of dealing with conflict.
The potential release of the memo penned by House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes has set up a standoff with Trump against both the FBI and Department of Justice. Although the President has signaled that he is inclined to release the memo, as part of an effort to undercut the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, senior officials inside the White House are trying to come up with a solution that satisfies both the President and law enforcement officials like Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
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