Trump privately complaining about FBI director: report

Trump privately complaining about FBI director: report
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rips Dems' demands, impeachment talk: 'Witch Hunt continues!' Nevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote The Hill's Morning Report - Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push MORE has reportedly been privately criticizing FBI Director Christopher Wray, his own pick to replace former Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyChristopher Steele's nugget of fool's gold was easily disproven — but FBI didn't blink an eye Clash with Trump marks latest break with GOP leaders for Justin Amash Giuliani says Trump is 'doing the right thing' by resisting congressional subpoenas 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 SessionsHouse Democrats leave empty chair for McGahn at hearing MSNBC host: Barr 'the most dangerous person' who works for Trump Chris Wallace: AG Barr 'clearly is protecting' Trump 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 (Bob) Swan MuellerHouse progressive: Pelosi 'has it right' on impeachment Democrats talk subpoena for Mueller Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna: 'I'm not there yet' on impeachment 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.”