The White House is afraid that FBI Director Wray will quit if the "Memo" is released
By NJ Chicaa
February 1, 2018 7:05pm CST
All you hear about these days is Nunes' stupid (and politically-motivated) memo. "Release the memo" is what the brainwashed cry. The GOP voted to do exactly that and Trump seems likely to approve its release. . . despite the fact that FBI Director Christopher Wray has made it explicitly clear that doing so would be a grave mistake. What is interesting here is that Wray was selected and nominated to the position by Trump after he fired James Comey. There's no way people can say that Wray is some kind of Obama holdover. (Though it is all a moot point as the Justice Department and especially the FBI are supposed to be independent) It is being reported today that the White House is legit afraid that Wray will quit if Trump approves the release of the Nunes memo that the FBI director very clearly and adamantly stated should NOT be made public. He stated that there were factual errors and omissions in it as well as the fact that it could jeopardize national security. If a TRUMP FBI Director quits over his machinations and attempts to discredit the Russia investigation, well, it is pretty much over for him. I don't see how the GOP could support him any longer.
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• United States
It really irritates me that Trump is constantly said to refer to the Justice Department as HIS. I have also heard it reported that it frustrates him, and he doesn't understand why, it isn't his to control as he wants. Of course that hasn't stopped him from trying to do just that. In my opinion there are not enough people willing to stand up for what they believe in, and against what Trump stands for. Our biggest problem is that we have a five year old in the White House. He doesn't like being told "No" and does the opposite (for the most part) of what anyone tells him. I hope Mueller wraps up this investigation soon. I hope it's the hook, line and sinker that finally gets Trump. I fear that his Presidency might set a precedent that we aren't prepared for.
To discredit the FBI and the Justice like he does since months is not good for your country, but it is more and more similar to what happened during the Watergate, although at this time it was the Democrats who were complaining about the politicisation of the FBI. If he continues this way he will end like Nixon.
• Leicester, England
One would like to hope that truth will prevail, whatever that is and whoever says it. But is that too much to ask? Maybe one problem here is the fact that appointments like head of the FBI are made by the President and are therefore political. How can agencies like this be truly independent if the people involved know that their decisions - if not to their political master's liking - could cost them their jobs?