FBI Chief Christopher Wray admits, ‘I have no idea what the Deep State is’

FBI Chief Christopher Wray admits, ‘I have no idea what the Deep State is’
Christopher Wray (Image: YouTube screen grab via Time mag)

[Ed. – Maybe it’s time for the president to appoint a more savvy FBI director.]

FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, along with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, on the matters of the Russia investigation and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s emails, and in particular the ongoing battle over unfulfilled requests for documents.

When Rep. Ted Lieu (D-FL) had the opportunity to ask his questions, he brought up to Director Wray the question of a so-called “Deep State.”


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“So I asked in another hearing, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, was there a deep state at the State Department,” Lieu recounted. “He [Pompeo] laughed and he basically said no, there was not. So Director Wray, I’m going to ask you. Is there a deep state at the FBI?”

Here is the FBI Director’s answer:

“Congressman, I’ve never completely understood the term ‘Deep state’, What I can tell you is that we have 37,000 men and women working in field offices all over the country and in … offices all over the world. They are people of character, of courage, of principle, of selflessness and of patriotism. And that’s the FBI that I see.”

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