The current Director of the FBI wasn’t a part of the corruption and idiocy that embroiled the FBI during the Comey-McCabe era, but Christopher Wray is running things now… and so he must answer for the sins of his agency.
He recently called the media together to deliver a short message to the American people, hoping to begin rebuilding the trust that our nation used to have in the FBI.
Director Wray has his work cut out for him, because the Obama era Justice Department leadership has destroyed the reputation of our federal law enforcement agencies (not just the FBI – but the NSA, the CIA, and the DOJ have all seen their stock fall in recent years).
In his first attempt at rebuilding the trust that used to exist between the American people and our most important federal law enforcement agency (the FBI), Wray promised that he was making changes in the organization.
Specifically, Wray promised that the FBI would be retraining employees on the importance of remaining objective, and leaving all indications of political bias out of their professional work.
“We need to hold ourselves accountable for the choices we make and the work we do. We’re doing that fairly, but without delay, in the way that people should expect. We’re going to adhere to the appropriate disciplinary process, and, once that process is complete, we won’t hesitate to hold people accountable for their actions.
Second, we’re going to make sure every FBI employee understands the lessons of this report. Because change starts at the top, starts with me, we’re going to require all of our senior executives from all around the world to convene for in-depth trading specifically focused on learning the lessons that we should learn from this report. Then we’re going to train every single FBI employee, both new hires and veterans alike, on what went wrong so these mistakes won’t ever be repeated.
Third, we’re going to make sure that we have the policies, the procedures and training that are needed for everyone to understand and remember what is expected of all of us. That includes drilling home the importance of objectivity, of avoiding the appearance of personal conflicts or political bias in our work; ensuring that recusals are handled correctly and effectively and communicated to all the right people; making all of our employees fully aware of our new policy on media contacts which I issues last November, and making painfully clear that we will not tolerate non-compliance; ensuring that we follow all DOJ policies on public statements about uncharged conduct or ongoing investigations; and ensuring that our employees adhere strictly to all policies and procedures about the use of FBI systems, networks and devices.”
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