July 12, 2017

Hirono Grills FBI Director Nominee on Meetings with Trump Officials, Independence from Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Senator Mazie K. Hirono, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today focused her line of questions to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Nominee Christopher Wray on his meetings with the President and administration officials. Senator Hirono questioned his ability to act independently of the Trump administration and vigorously pursue investigations free of political influence.

Senator Hirono also asked Mr. Wray if he would push back on the administration’s efforts to target the Muslim community.

“As the President continues to deny Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and ties to the Trump campaign, it’s vital that our FBI director serve as an independent voice on behalf of the American people,” said Senator Hirono. “I will continue to question Mr. Wray on his ability to maintain the independence and integrity of the FBI, as well as his views on protecting civil rights.”

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 7.13.17 Hirono Grills FBI Director Nominee on Meetings with Trump Officials, Independence from Administration 

Click on the photo above to watch Senator Hirono question FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray 

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