FBI Director Wray Grilled For Leaving Oversight Hearing Early

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 24: F.B.I. Director Christopher Wray speaks at a press conference at the U.S. Department of Justice on on October 24, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Justice Department announced it has charged 13 individuals, including members of the Chinese intelligence and their agents, for alleged efforts to unlawfully exert influence in the United States for the benefit of the government of China. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • FBI Director Christopher Wray admitted Thursday that he left early a Senate oversight hearing in August to go on vacation.
  • Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) grilled Wray over his reason for leaving an August hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee after only one round of questioning.
  • Wray said he did not cut the hearing short; his early departure was agreed upon ahead of time with the committee chair, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL).


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