Trump Mulls Ousting FBI Director For Not Delivering Damaging Investigation Into Biden

President Donald Trump listens during the first presidential debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Clevela... President Donald Trump listens during the first presidential debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 22, 2020 8:10 a.m.

President Donald Trump, angry that he hasn’t received the damaging pre-election bombshell on Democratic rival Joe Biden that he’s been pushing for, has reportedly been discussing with aides the possibility of firing FBI Director Christopher Wray for not handing Trump said bombshell in the form of an investigation into Biden.

The Washington Post reported on Wednesday night that Trump wants a public announcement of a federal probe into Biden and his son, Hunter, that could damage the Democrat similar to how then-FBI Director James Comey had announced a renewed investigation into 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s emails less than two weeks before Election Day four years ago.

As the elections draw nearer with little indication that the FBI director will deliver Trump that kind of campaign boost, the President has reportedly been telling advisers that Wray was one of his worst appointees.

White House spokesperson Judd Deere said in a statement, “If the President doesn’t have confidence in someone, he will let you know.”

Trump has publicly attacked Wray for testifying that Russia has been working to “denigrate” Biden in order to sway the elections in the President’s favor. Trump has also expressed anger over how Wray has not boosted the President’s fearmongering over “antifa,” an anti-fascist movement that Trump has falsely claimed to be an organization.

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