(From The Washington Examiner)
FBI Director Christopher Wray says President Trump has never made any requests of him regarding the federal Russia probe, but does not deny reports that he threatened to resign after he was encouraged to fire people under his charge.
“He’s never asked me to do anything with the Russia investigation,” Wray told NBC News’ Pete Williams in an interview clip shown on Tuesday.
Wray’s assertion stands in stark contrast to that of former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by Trump last year. Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee last June that Trump requested his loyalty and pressed him to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
It was after Comey’s ouster that the Washington Post reported Mueller had expanded his investigation to look at possible obstruction of justice.