One of President Trump’s most powerful allies is publicly calling for FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign.
Rep. Doug Collins, a ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, just called for Wray’s resignation during an appearance on Fox News.
Collins isn’t happy with Wray’s handling of the investigation into FBI misconduct in the 2016 election, and he has a point. Wray doesn’t seem eager to clean the swamp that the FBI has become.
“After what we’ve heard this week coming out of the — more e-mails that have been released from Senator Graham, but also hearing from Senator Johnson as well, I’ve called on, instead it’s time for Christopher Wray to resign,” Collins said. “It’s time for him to move on. It’s time for him to get out of the way because we have seen constant feet dragging from the FBI on this issue. It is taking months to get things that should have already been turned over to Congress.”
“….we’ve had trouble all along with the Inspector General report, making sure that not only what those things were put in place, but other things,” Collins continued. “So we need to get — it is time for him to go. He’s been a problem. It’s time to get the FBI cleaned out.”
Wray’s brand of bureaucratic torpor isn’t the right fit for the FBI, which is in need of a thorough rebuild. It’s time for President Trump to have an FBI director that shares his views on intelligence reform.
Would it be too much to hope for Trey Gowdy?