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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:02 AM

Is Joe replacing Wray?

I've not heard. Tyia!

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Reply Is Joe replacing Wray? (Original post)
SheltieLover Jan 2021 OP
AlexSFCA Jan 2021 #1
elleng Jan 2021 #2
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #9
Towlie Jan 2021 #3
oasis Jan 2021 #4
StClone Jan 2021 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2021 #6
BGBD Jan 2021 #7
Blue_true Jan 2021 #8
hlthe2b Jan 2021 #10
Blue_true Jan 2021 #12
OnDoutside Jan 2021 #11

Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:03 AM

1. I sure hope so!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:04 AM

2. Biden plans to keep Wray as FBI director: New York Times

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:14 AM

9. Ty

Personally, I wouldn't keep anyone putin appointed.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:05 AM

3. Maybe Joe Biden should wait and see how well the FBI does in investigating the Capitol riot.


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Response to Towlie (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:08 AM

4. Definitely. nt

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:09 AM

5. I hope so

He is a lawyer first, though he has decent creditials this statement by Wray:

On June 4, 2020, Wray stated that "anarchists" like Antifa are "exploiting" George Floyd protests "to pursue violent, extremist agendas"


Shows a guy either dishonest, afriad of offending Mr. Tee, or misinformed. Any one of the three reasons make him a liability to be tossed for better FBI Leadership.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:10 AM

6. FBI directors have ten-year terms, although they can be removed by a president.

So unless Biden has a reason to sack him, he'll stay on. Other exec-branch appointees are expected to turn in their resignations at the change of an administration, but not the FBI head. I think Biden wants to keep him on at least for awhile because so much of the government has been so hollowed out, and he'll have so many others that he will have to replace.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:11 AM

7. I doubt it.

 

Honestly, Wray hasn't been a problem. The FBI identified the threat to the Capitol and passed it on to Capitol Police.

He deserves a chance to see what he can do in a functional government and it's a bad precedent to set that the FBI director gets fired every time a President changes.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:11 AM

8. No. Wray is set to stay on.

I believe that even with Trump putting pressure on him and him working under Barr, he has worked to keep the FBI as even-handed as possible under the conditions he faced. He likely will be relieved to work under Merrick Garland.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:27 AM

10. I agree. I don't get those going after Wray. He has been honest and was candid about RW extremists

as the most significant rising threat before congress, even though Trump had his head on the chopping block multiple times. To date, I've seen nothing to show he was not acting professionally and pro-actively and even-handedly.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:26 PM

12. Some people just want to eliminate anyone that Trump appointed.

I can see why people feel that way, Trump has been a through and through corrupting force in the USA, so a feeling that there isnít anyone appointed by him that is worthwhile is a pretty straightforward derivation. But Wray is an exception to that, he has done an honest job under difficult circumstances, and President Joe Biden appears to have recognized that.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:41 AM

11. Well said.

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