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Republican lawmakers lambaste FBI Director Wray’s response to FISA abuses

Republican lawmakers lambaste FBI Director Wray’s response to FISA abuses

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Republican lawmakers on Wednesday faulted FBI Director Christopher Wray for what they called a grossly inadequate response to the Justice Department’s recent watchdog report on abuses in the process used to put Carter Page, the former Trump campaign adviser, under surveillance as a potential Russian agent. Wray announced more than 40 reforms triggered by the findings of the inspector general report, but Republican lawmakers who questioned the FBI chief at a House Judiciary Committee hearing said they wanted to see more decisive actions, like firings of agents and other FBI employees involved in the shoddy Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications. “What took place in this report is way past constructive criticism. This was a major screw-up,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said. “I’m concerned you’re not taking this seriously enough.” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said, “I’m telling you the FBI’s reputation cannot be cleaned up until there are people that are held to account for…
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