FBI Director Wray says he accepts findings of highly-critical DOJ inspector general's report

Written by on June 14, 2018

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — FBI Director Christopher Wray, responding Thursday to the Justice Department inspector general’s report highly-critical of how former director James Comey and other officials handled controversial decisions during the 2106 election, said: “I take this report very seriously. And we accept its findings and recommendations.”

But he quickly added, “It’s also important to note what the Inspector General did not find. This report did not find any evidence of political bias or improper considerations actually impacting the investigation under review.”

“The report does identify errors of judgment, violations of or even disregard for policy, and decisions that at the very least — with the benefit of hindsight — were not the best choices,” Wray said.

Wray said the FBI is going to review the inspector generals’ findings and the FBI will take appropriate action to hold people accountable if need be.

“The OIG makes clear that we’ve got some work to do. But let’s also be clear on the scope of this report. It’s focused on a specific set of events back in 2016, and a small number of FBI employees connected with those events. Nothing, nothing in this report impugns the integrity of our workforce as a whole, or the FBI as an institution.”

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