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FBI Chief Defends Agency After Trump Tweets

FBI Director Christopher Wray sent an email to the agency’s 35,000 employees on Monday defending the FBI after President Donald Trump tweeted that the agency’s reputation was its “worst in History” on Sunday. Wray’s email, a copy of which was provided to The New York Times, lauded “example after example of professionalism and dedication to justice demonstrated around the bureau. It is truly an honor to represent you.” Wray, a Trump pick, did not name the president in the email. But FBI employees were reportedly angered after Trump’s latest attack on the agency, which he accuses of leading a politically motivated investigation against him.