President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that FBI director Christopher Wray’s dismissal of “spying” allegations on the 2016 Trump campaign was “ridiculous.”
During his Senate testimony last week, Wray said he doesn’t “personally have any evidence” to back up Attorney General Bill Barr’s claim that intelligence agencies spied on Trump’s campaign.
“I think spying did occur,” Barr told the Senate last month.
“That’s not the word I would use,” Wray said last week when asked if he agreed with Barr.
When a reporter asked Trump on Tuesday if he still had confidence in Wray after he contradicted Barr, the President said he “didn’t understand” Wray’s response.
“I thought the attorney general answered it perfectly,” Trump said. “I certainly didn’t understand [Wray’s] answer. I thought it was a ridiculous answer.”
Trump on Christopher Wray saying the FBI didn't "spy" on the Trump campaign: "I thought it was a ridiculous answer." pic.twitter.com/QCmjqrIY7n
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