Trump privately complaining about FBI director: report

Trump privately complaining about FBI director: report
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Ex-Trump staffer out at CNN amid “false and defamatory accusations” Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her MORE has reportedly been privately criticizing FBI Director Christopher Wray, his own pick to replace former Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyDershowitz: Trump's lawyers could force Rosenstein to recuse himself from Mueller probe New York Times defends bombshell Rosenstein report Donald Trump’s Rosenstein dilemma MORE.

Three sources close to the president told NBC News that Trump now includes Wray in his complaints about administration figures whom he suspects of undermining him.

One person told NBC that complaints about Wray often come along with those of Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsDem warns Trump: 'Obstruction of justice' to fire Rosenstein Donald Trump’s Rosenstein dilemma White House proposes executive order to Trump that would examine tech companies’ practices MORE, who has been the focus of some of Trump's harshest criticism.


“[Trump is] in the worst mood of his presidency and calling friends and allies to vent about his selection of Sessions and Wray," the source said.

Since the launch last year of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s Russia investigation, Trump has repeatedly criticized the FBI, the Justice Department and Sessions himself, calling the investigation a “witch hunt.”

Trump fired Comey in May 2017 and has consistently accused the agency of being biased against him, but he has not publicly spoken out against Wray.

Wray has pushed back against Trump’s attacks on the bureau. The president said the FBI’s reputation was “in tatters” last December, after which McCabe called its employees “decent people committed to the highest principles of integrity and respect.”