Take a Look at FBI Director Christopher Wray’s Response to Pointed Question – Watch
FBI Director Christopher Wray denied on Tuesday that the agency is protecting the Biden family from investigation.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) charged the director on the FBI’s behavior toward the Bidens during a House Judiciary Committee hearing. The hearing was the first time Wray testified on the Hill since Republicans took control of the House.
“Absolutely not,” Wray said during a Senate hearing. “The FBI is an apolitical institution, and we investigate crimes without regard to political affiliation.”
Gaetz started his questioning by asking Wray about a WhatsApp message Hunter Biden allegedly sent to CEFC China Energy executive Henry Zhao in 2017. The message invoked Biden’s father, then the former vice president of the U.S., in an apparent attempt to pressure Zhao into making a financial payment.
“I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled. Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand, and now means tonight,” Biden allegedly wrote. “And, Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, Zhang, or the chairman, I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge that you will regret not following my direction. I am sitting here waiting for the call with my father.”
After reading the message, Gaetz asked, “Sounds like a shakedown, doesn’t it, director?”
Wray declined to comment.
“You seem deeply uncurious about it, don’t you? Almost suspiciously uncurious. Are you protecting the Bidens?” Gaetz pressed.
Wray seemed to bristle at the question. “Absolutely not. The FBI has no interest in protecting anyone politically,” he responded.
You can see this curious interchange in the post below:
Rep. Matt Gaetz reads out Hunter Biden text: "I am sitting here waiting for the call with my father. Sounds like a shakedown, doesn't it Director?"
FBI Director Way: "I'm not going to get into comment about that." pic.twitter.com/SkJQDR6VGd
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