By Kerry Picket
The Washington Times
FBI Director Christopher A. Wray speaks to journalists at the Omaha FBI
office on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Wray addressed threats made to law
enforcement after agents raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm
Beach, Fla. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP) ... more >
agents say they cannot see how FBI
Director Christopher A. Wray
stays in his
position after The Washington Times’ exclusive report about a senior bureau official stepping down
under scrutiny for suspected political bias affecting investigations.
Kurt Siuzdak, a lawyer and former FBI agent who represents whistleblowers at the bureau, said agents tell him that Mr. Wray has lost control of the agency and should resign.
“I’m hearing from [FBI personnel] that they feel like the director has lost control of the bureau,” he said. “They’re saying, ‘How does this guy survive? He’s leaving. He’s got to leave.’”
FBI whistleblowers talking to Congress about corruption and retaliation say in disclosures that Mr. Wray was often notified of the problems within the bureau but never took action to resolve them.
That includes recent whistleblower disclosures
to House Judiciary Committee Republicans about agents being forced or
coerced into signing false affidavits and claims of sexual harassment
and stalking. It also includes fabricated terrorism cases to elevate
performance statistics, as reported this month by The Times.