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Monday, February 5, 2018
Why Trump’s FBI head Christopher Wray urged withholding the Nunes memo
When the FBI objected to release of
the Nunes memo, at the reported
urging of President Trump’s hand-picked successor to James Comey as FBI
Director, Christopher Wray, the temptation to dismiss him as another deep state
operative was understandable. All the more so when CNN
and The Daily
Beast’s fabulist Spencer Ackerman pushed the story that he was ready to
resign yesterday. Naturally, the rest of the Trump-hating media picked up the
story and ran with feverish hopes for a second Saturday
Night Massacre, with its scent of President [Nixon’s] departure in disgrace
Maybe so. But maybe the story is a
little more complex, and maybe President Trump has his reasons for continuing
to express confidence in the man he chose to reform a powerful agency that
appears to have been hijacked at the top executive level.
For starters, the resignation threat
appears to be fake news (again!). Streiff of RedState:
…CNN has walked back
Wray has not directly
threatened to resign after clashing with Trump over the possible release of the
memo, the source added, because that is not his style of dealing with conflict.
Another person familiar
with discussions about the memo said Wray didn’t threaten to quit when he met
with Kelly earlier this week and in numerous conversations since, but White
House chief of staff John Kelly believes that is a real possibility and has
been working on a way to avoid another departure from an already turbulent
There is a recognition,
however, that Wray leaving could set off a chain reaction of events inside the
law enforcement agency. Top officials inside the bureau have been trying to
identify who might be considered a “Trump guy” in the order of succession in
the bureau’s organizational chart, another law enforcement official said.
The operant word in the last
paragraph is “could” – which means CNN hopes it happens but has no basis for
claiming it will happen.
Streiff thinks Wray was “suckered”
earlier, but now knows better:
I suspect that about
the time Wray told McCabe to pack his sh** and get off the battlefield he
realized that he’s been suckered into supporting senior staff who are deeply
and maybe criminally compromised. Wray may be angry about being ignored on the
memo but he’s going to be furious about being set up for a public buggering.
I have another theory, and Paul
Sperry of the New
York Post today provides a counterpoint that pays the groundwork:
Christopher Wray is slowly but surely sweeping partisan operatives out of the
bureau’s executive suites all on his own. On the job just a few months, Wray
told Congress in December he wanted to wait and seethe evidence before taking any
action against high-level investigators accused of bias and misconduct. Over
the weekend, he saw some of that evidence, and it convinced him to remove his
own deputy, Andrew McCabe.
“Wray is a smart,
experienced attorney,” former assistant FBI Director Ron Hosko told me. “He’s
not gonna fold to BS pressure with no facts, so he saw something solid,
something from the agency’s inspector general, who has been investigating
political conflicts and irregularities involving McCabe for more than a year.”
Whatever Wray saw
wasn’t manufactured by the White House. It came from Justice Department
watchdog Michael Horowitz, who launched his probe at the request of Democrats.
My guess (it is only a guess because
I have no contact with him) is that Wray understands the enormity of the task
he faces, and is taking a slow and deliberate approach to it. He is in many
ways like a new CEO recruited to turn around a large corporation, but without
the ability to lay off people, close or sell poorly performing divisions and
cumbersome civil service protections constraining his ability to discipline his
troops. He has barely 3 months in office at this point.