FBI director denies protecting Biden family during heated congressional hearing

 July 13, 2023

The Washington Examiner reported that FBI Director Christopher Wray appeared before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to address concerns that his agency has been politicized.

While Wray insisted that the FBI has no political agenda, it was clear that some lawmakers weren't buying what he had to say. 

Matt Gaetz grills Wray over Hunter Biden messages

One of them is Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, who demanded to know whether Wray was working to protect the Biden family.

As Fox News noted, Gaetz pointed to recent allegations put forward by IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley, who claims that the Department of Justice thwarted efforts to investigate Hunter Biden.

Gaetz also brought up messages released by the House Ways and Means Committee in which the president's son threatened a Chinese business partner with retribution from his father if millions of dollars were not sent to his account.

Gaetz accuses FBI director of being "suspiciously uncurious"

"And, Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, Zhang, or the chairman, I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge that you will regret not following my direction," Fox News quoted Hunter Biden as telling Henry Zhao.

"You seem deeply uncurious about it, don’t you? Almost suspiciously uncurious. Are you protecting the Bidens?" Gaetz asked.

The FBI director responded by unequivocally denying that his agency has aided the first family, insisting, "Absolutely not. The FBI has no interest."

However, Wray became defensive when asked by Wisconsin Rep. Tom Tiffany whether or not the president took payments from foreign sources while serving as vice president, referring to Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss' "ongoing investigation."

Wray accused of "treating the public like chumps"

This prompted  Tiffany to ask, "So the president is under investigation?" Wray replied, "I'm not going to confirm or speak to who is or isn't under investigation for what."

Wray's performance on Wednesday didn't go over well with George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley.

During an interview with Fox News host Brian Kilmeade, he complained that the FBI director is "treating the public like chumps" while adding that Republicans need to be "more nimble" and "aggressive" in dealing with him.

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