Marsha Blackburn confronted Christopher Wray on the FBI’s failure to provide more information on Jeffrey Epstein’s client list, “I want to know what awareness you have of the FBI’s failure to investigate these claims. What specifically has the FBI done to investigate the claims that Epstein and others participated in child trafficking? We need a complete investigation as to why the FBI did not take this up. Getting to the bottom of what is appearing to be an enormous sex trafficking ring and listening to these survivors. I tried to get the subpoena on the flight logs. People need to know who was on those planes and how often they were on those planes. Should those logs be made public? They’ve been heavily redacted. We never got to the bottom of this. They swept in under the rug and that is wrong and you need to right that wrong.”
Who is Christopher Wray?
Christopher Wray is an American attorney who has served as the eighth Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Born on December 17, 1966, in New York City, Wray has had a distinguished legal career, contributing to both public and private sectors.
Wray’s professional journey includes a significant tenure in the Department of Justice, where he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. His dedication and expertise eventually led to his appointment as the Associate Deputy Attorney General and, later, the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division during the presidency of George W. Bush.
In 2017, Wray was nominated by President Donald Trump to lead the FBI, succeeding James Comey. The Senate confirmed his nomination, and Wray officially assumed office on August 2, 2017. As the Director of the FBI, he faced the challenging task of overseeing one of the nation’s premier law enforcement agencies during a period marked by increased scrutiny and evolving security threats.
Wray has been known for emphasizing the importance of the FBI’s independence and its commitment to upholding the rule of law. Throughout his tenure, he navigated complex issues, including the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections and efforts to maintain the FBI’s credibility and integrity.
Under Wray’s leadership, the FBI continued its focus on counterterrorism, cybercrime, and addressing various national security threats. He advocated for the Bureau’s modernization to better adapt to the evolving landscape of crime and technology.
While Wray’s leadership has not been without criticism or controversy, his tenure as FBI Director reflects a commitment to the agency’s mission of protecting and defending the United States against various threats.