FBI boss sends email to boost employee morale

Wray has not publicly commented on Strzok or the President's tweets.

Word of the subpoena comes just days after former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to FBI investigators about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the US.

The furor over the president's tweets highlighted the complexity of the obstruction accusations. Yet its law enforcement arm, the FBI, seems to think that it can be trusted with the "magic keys" of access to encryption. On Monday, Wray sent an email to FBI employees in which he stated that he was "inspired by example after example of professionalism and dedication to justice demonstrated around the bureau".

"It is truly an honor to represent you", Wray added.

I suspect that these men tell themselves a story ... that crossing the president in public would result in their firing but not stop Trump, and that the nation is better off if they stay silent and do their jobs. I mentioned in particular the silence of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and FBI Director Christopher Wray. "I feel very badly". "I am not trying to scare folks", he said, before proceeding to do just that at every opportunity over the next year.

First, they have to defend the Justice Department and FBI in a way that maintains their personal credibility with the President.

I wrote Monday morning about costs within the Justice Department when its leaders stay silent in the face of the President's caustic attacks on the department's independence and integrity.

Trump fired Comey, he told NBC's Lester Holt, because of the Russia investigation.

Wray encouraged his employees to ignore criticism and continue to focus on enforcing the law and Constitution.

"We find ourselves under the microscope each and every day - and rightfully so".

Wray finished the letter with 'Keep calm and tackle hard' - something he said was one of his favorite 'work maxims'.

An F.B.I. spokesman declined to comment.

The two drafted an op-ed article last week about Mr. Manafort's work for Russian-aligned interests in Ukraine, according to court papers filed by Mr. Mueller's prosecutors in arguing for tougher bail restrictions for Mr. Manafort.

Hover over the profile pic and click the Following button to unfollow any account. He was also re-sounding the clarion calls of his predecessor, James Comey, an ardent critic of encryption that his agency could not access. But as scrutiny of his work with Mr. Manafort mounted this year, Mr. Kilimnik denied any such association.

  • Gilberto Valderrama