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Adviser: Trump confident in FBI director despite attacks

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 7, 2017 file photo, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe appears before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the ...
President Donald Trump turns to talk to the gathered media during a Christmas Eve video teleconference with members of the mIlitary at his Mar-a-Lago ...

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 7, 2017 file photo, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe appears before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the ...

President Donald Trump turns to talk to the gathered media during a Christmas Eve video teleconference with members of the mIlitary at his Mar-a-Lago ...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential adviser says Donald Trump has full confidence in his new FBI director despite a series of attacks on the impartiality of his soon-to-retire deputy.

Marc Short tells "Fox News Sunday" the president is "very pleased" with Director Chris Wray and "the changes that are taking place." The comments came as Trump continued to assail Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who plans to retire from the bureau next year.

McCabe's supervision of the Hillary Clinton email investigation has come under scrutiny because his wife's state Senate campaign received contributions from Clinton-ally Terry McAuliffe's political action committee. The president has seized on that as a sign of anti-Trump bias in FBI leadership.

Short says "we need to be sure there's no bias." Of McCabe, he adds, "we wish him well."


Updated : 2021-01-26 23:44 GMT+08:00