FBI Director Wray to testify before House Judiciary panel amid allegations of politicization within bureau
Wray is expected to address GOP criticisms of the probe into Hunter Biden
By Brooke Singman | Fox News
FIRST ON FOX: FBI Director Christopher Wray is expected to defend the work of the FBI during testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday morning, Fox News Digital has learned, amid allegations of politicization within the bureau.
Wray is set to appear before the committee, which has jurisdiction over the FBI and the Justice Department, Wednesday at 10 a.m. as part of an oversight hearing.
An FBI spokesperson told Fox News Digital that Wray is expected to focus his remarks on “the good work of the FBI to protect the American people and the professionalism, patriotism, and dedication to public service of FBI employees.”
He is also expected to discuss the “sheer breadth and impact” of the work the bureau’s more than 38,000 employees do each day, because “the work the men and women of the FBI do to protect the American people goes way beyond the one or two investigations that seem to capture all the headlines.”
According to prepared testimony obtained by Fox News Digital, Wray will discuss what the FBI has done to take on violent crime – arresting more than 20,000 violent criminals and child predators, which he will say is “an average of almost 60 bad guys taken off the streets per day, every day.”
Wray is also expected to highlight “going after the cartels exploiting our southern border to traffic fentanyl and other dangerous drugs into communities nationwide.”
He will supposedly say that the FBI is running “well over 300 investigations targeting the leadership of those cartels,” and working with partners to stop drugs from reaching “their intended destinations” across the nation.