During a recent Congressional hearing, panicked FBI Director Christopher Wray froze up and gave a disturbing answer to one daunting question about Christopher Steele, the author of the dirty dossier. Wray left many wondering what he’s hiding.
Since being appointed as the new FBI Director, Christopher Wray has not demonstrated an affinity for working in the interest of American citizens over those of the deep state. Obviously, he’s caught in a precarious position, and Wray is continuing to make decisions that bring a lot of doubt from Trump-supporters who hoped for real change at the FBI.
According to The Gateway Pundit, Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) asked Director Wray if Christopher Steele was working for Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Shockingly, Wray wanted no part of answering the question during that session and brushed Cotton off with a short reply.
“Mr. Wray are you aware of a gentleman by the name of Oleg Deripaska?” Cotton asked.
In a smug manner, Wray replied, “I’ve heard the name.”
Cotton continued his line of questioning, asking, “Is it fair to call him a Putin-linked Russian oligarch?”
Wray’s response was ambiguous and retreating. “Well, I’ll leave that characterization to others and certainly not in this setting,” Wray said.
Then, Cotton went straight in for the kill because he knew Wray was withholding information. “Chuck Grassley the chairman of the Judiciary Committee last week sent a letter to a London based lawyer who represents Deripaska and asked if Mr. Steele was employed either directly or indirectly by Oleg Deripaska at the time he was running the Steele dossier. Do you know if Christopher Steele worked for Oleg Deripaska?” Cotton asked.
This is when Wray clammed up and responded, “That’s not something I can answer.”
Cotton pressed Wray on the matter, asking, “Could we discuss it in a classified setting?”
Wray’s brief response was still unsatisfactory. “There might be more we can say there,” Wray added.
At that point, Cotton thanked Wray and discontinued the line of questioning.
Sen. Tom Cotton asking FBI Director Wray about Russian oligarch & Putin ally Oleg Deripaska & if Chris Steele was employed directly or indirectly by him at the time he was running the so-called Steele dossier. Info on Deripaska-Steele connection –> https://t.co/RJYYo5g8yC pic.twitter.com/iOySKZ6BPc
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) February 13, 2018
There’s something very lopsided and wrong about all of this. FBI Director Christopher Wray refused to answer a simple question about Christopher Steele, who was working with the FBI and paid by Hillary Clinton to attack Donald Trump, a political opponent.
The dossier was used by the FBI to obtain FISA warrants so that Barack Obama could spy on Donald Trump and his campaign staff in an attempt to stop him from becoming President. When that didn’t work, Obama and his cohorts decided to try to sabotage Trump’s presidency.
So, to what extent does our new FBI Director Wray owe Christopher Steele consideration or privacy? Why couldn’t he simply answer the questions being asked to ensure complete transparency and integrity? It’s unfortunate that Wray can’t seem to demonstrate a willingness to help expose corruption.
The questions Cotton asked followed reports that Democrat Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) had reached out to the lobbyist linked to Deripaska because he wanted to arrange a meeting with Fusion GPS dossier author Christopher Steele, according to Fox News.
— Cristina Laila (@cristinalaila1) February 9, 2018
In response to the accusations against Warner, Jay Sekulow, an attorney for President Donald Trump, said, “Wait, wait, I wanna say this again. The ranking member of the United States Senate is talking to a lobbyist to talk to a Russian Oligarch who’s banned from coming to the U.S. so he can get to Christopher Steele who authored the Fusion GPS Steele dossier in conjunction with the number 4 at the Justice Department wife Bruce Ohr, and you think this okay? It’s not!”
It seems that Christopher Wray isn’t going to just give up information freely to Congress, which makes it look like he has something to hide or that he’s covering for someone else. It’s time for FBI Director Wray to get on board with President Donald Trump and provide Congress with all of the information they need to bring charges against the guilty parties.