FBI director Christopher Wray will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday in a hearing on “Worldwide Threats”, amid growing conflicts between the White House, congressional Republicans and the nation’s top law enforcement agencies.
Wray’s testimony comes days after the White House said it would not release a memo authored by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, which was meant as a rebuttal to a GOP document that President Trump declassified over the objections of the FBI.
Straying from the core topic of the hearing, Republican lawmakers are certain to pepper Wray with questions about the allegations in the Republican memo — that the FBI shielded from a surveillance court the Democratic origins of a dossier that was used to secure a warrant to spy on a member of President Trump’s campaign.
As The Hill adds, Wray is also likely to be quizzed on allegations of political bias among senior agents involved in the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified material.
In addition to Wray, others testifying today are DNI Director, Daniel Coats; CIA Director Michael Pompeo; NSA Director Michael Rogers; and DIA Director Robert Ashley