FBI Director Christopher Wray Sends Defiant Note to Staff

In response to the release of a controversial Republican-authored memo accusing the FBI of politically motivated surveillance abuses, FBI Director Christopher Wray sent out an email to his colleagues thanking them for “standing strong together, and for keeping your faith in this institution that means so much to all of us.” Wray addressed the “talk on cable TV and social media,” and said that “Talk is cheap; the work you do is what will endure.” Amid rumors of Wray having to resign due to the memo’s release, he wrote, “I’m determined to defend your integrity and professionalism every day.”