Hristopher Wray is facing an incredible question of skeptics as he prepares to take on one of the most difficult tasks in Trump’s administration: when he drives his loyalty?
The FBI director’s cloud, James Comey, will grow in confirmation hearing to replace Wray Wednesday because perpetual assault revelations involve federal poll on potential collusion between Russia and Trump’s campaign.
“After Comey turned, as the president said, to stop the investigation in Russia, there are fundamental issues that need to be asked about any FBI director,” Senator Dick Durbin of the Illinois minority, a member of the Judicial Committee, said In an interview on Tuesday. “Where is the commitment? Do you have a commitment to the law or the president who chose it?
Wray, a lawyer and former head of the Department of Justice, can expect to receive questions about whether he can be sufficiently independent of President Donald Trump and how the delicate investigation that undermines the Republican administration and distracted Washington-led GOP will be conducted. Fulfilling his ambitious Program.
Here are six key questions that Wray would face during his hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday:
Is loyalty to the president who proposes?
Wray faces the same act of the tightrope balance another Trump chooses, including the judge of the Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court and Attorney General Jeff Sessions during his hearings: Trump demonstrate his independence without alienating.
But Wray, this question is even more dangerous in the circumstances in which Comey was returned. The former FBI director testified that Trump told him during a private dinner that “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty” – and Wray is likely to be pressured if he too faced a similar oath of allegiance.
“To be very frank, he was appointed by an administration that is being investigated for obstruction of justice,” said Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) Another member of the judiciary’s commission will burn Wray Wednesday.
“Why, why was he named, what was said, and what did the others say in the interviews that led to his appointment?
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These are the answers that will be closely followed not only by the Democrats on the committee, but also by the Republicans. Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina said that Wray’s ability to show the light of day the Trump administration will be “crucial.”
“The FBI is one of the most respected law enforcement agencies in history,” said Tillis, a member of the GOP committee. “And part of it is, they have – with some exceptions – proved to be very independent that I want ..”
Comey is correctly using Clinton e-mail probe?
Comey may be long gone, but it is expected to be a constant presence of its successor confirmation hearing.
After all, Trump initially based his decision to initiate the FBI chief because of his very public private mail server investigation process Hillary Clinton.
It may have been an unusual justification given “lock-up” songs that have become synonymous with mega-rallies of the Republican campaign of 2016 – but also touched a delicate issue within the office and through the Department of Justice.