FBI Director Chris Wray sends email to boost morale .

He did not acknowledge the president's criticism but he did write, "We find ourselves under the microscope each and every day - and rightfully so".

The message comes a day after Trump unleashed on the bureau's reputation, describing it as "in Tatters". We are entrusted with protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution and laws of the United States. Incredibly, he's gone as far as casting doubts (or gives mixed signals) regarding the conclusions of U.S. intelligence agencies about Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 election - Putin denies it! - and making the ludicrous statement that the FBI's "reputation is in Tatters - worst in History!"

FBI Director Christopher Wray sent a motivational email to the FBI's 35,000 employees on Monday, following President Donald Trump's tirade against the agency on Sunday, The New York Times reported.

"It is truly an honor to represent you", Wray said. "We do hard work for a living", Wray wrote. Because of the importance of our mission, we are also entrusted with great power, and we should expect - and welcome - people asking tough questions about how we use that power.

"Comey posted a picture of rapids on his Instagram account Friday after the plea was announced, accompanied by the caption: "'But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream' Amos 5:24". We depend on the FBI to protect us from criminals, terrorists - and threats to our democracy posed by Russia or other foreign powers.

US lawyer Benjamin Wittes, a close friend of Mr Comey, then cleared up any remaining confusion and that the account did belong to him. There is virtually no one Mr. Trump is not willing to toss under a bus in order to put the cloud of possible collusion with the Russian government behind him.

He owes the bank around $300 million for building loans.

Mr Comey was, while investigating links between the Trump campaign and Russia. Trump also has tried to discredit Mueller.

  • Leon Brazil