Why the FBI won’t release information about a ‘secret informant’ investigation
It may be a good idea to call a friend, or get a lawyer, but what happens if you do not?FBI Director Christopher Wray announced that the bureau has decided not to release information from its probe into a 2016 FBI informant investigation.
The decision comes as Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to announce an investigation into possible criminal ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Wray said that it is “time for the American people to hear directly from the Department of Justice” about whether the bureau is able to provide the public with the information it has requested.
Washing up on the FBI investigation, Wray said, was “a mistake” and that he believes it is in the public interest for the bureau to “do everything possible to make sure that nothing is ever published.”
“As we’ve said all along, we will not release any information that the Department does not have,” Wray added.
“As I said last week, we have no reason to release any details or any details at this point, other than to give you an opportunity to review what we have and to make up your own mind,” he said.
Wrays also said that there is “no need for the public to know what the FBI has or has not been doing” with regard to the case, which he said is a “misguided effort to try to mislead the American public.”
“We have not released anything to the public that we have not been able to,” Wrays said.
“We have, of course, the classified documents that we were required to release.
The public will not get any details that they don’t already have.
They are not going to get the classified information, either.”
Wray, who has been in charge of the FBI since the end of the Obama administration, said that “we’ve done everything that we could” to make the investigation public, but that “this has become very complicated, very time-consuming.”
He said the FBI is working to make it easier for the Justice Department to release its information.
“I think it is a mistake for people to try and politicize this and to try take a decision that we haven’t made, and the president hasn’t made,” Wardsaid.
“That is why we want the American media to get involved in this,” Warsh said.
“And we will be, we’re very confident that we’ll get to the bottom of it,” Waid added.