FBI Director Chris Wray says he's 'not aware of any investigation' against Trump related to the insurrection
June 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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FBI Director Chris Wray said Thursday that he is "not aware of any investigation" against former President Donald Trump in connection with the January 6 insurrection.
(CNN)FBI Director Chris Wray said Thursday that he is "not aware of any investigation" against former President Donald Trump in connection with the January 6 insurrection.
"I'm not aware of any investigation that specifically goes to that, but we have hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of investigations related to January 6, involving lots and lots of different pieces of it," Wray told the House Judiciary Committee in response to a question from Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, who had repeated various statements made by Trump prior to the attack on the US Capitol, asking the FBI director if "Trump's actions, words, deeds, on that day" were seen as a contributing factor to the violence.
It was part of an aggressive line of questioning from Democrats on the committee who have been trying to pin the attack on the former President, while suggesting the FBI hasn't taken seriously the threat of White supremacy that has been highlighted as more arrests are announced.
Democratic Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri, who has been an activist since the police killing of Michael Brown in 2014, said she knows first-hand that the FBI utilizes investigative materials like surveillance aircrafts to monitor protests related to racial justice.