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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:38 PM

FBI, Justice Department leaders stay out of sight after riot


ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO,
Associated Press
Jan. 13, 2021
Updated: Jan. 13, 2021 9:25 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A law enforcement news conference this week on the U.S. Capitol riot was notable not only for news that sedition charges were being contemplated but also because of who was not there: the highest-ranking leaders of the FBI and the Justice Department.

Since loyalists of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol last week, neither FBI Director Chis Wray nor acting Attorney General Jeff Rosen has appeared in public or joined lower-level officials at news conferences or on calls updating the public on the case.

Their absence from the spotlight is striking given the gravity of an attack that has drawn round-the-clock law enforcement attention and bipartisan condemnation. It means that neither official, in a time of national crisis, has appeared on live TV to answer questions or try to reassure the public.

Top FBI and Justice Department leaders might be expected on the podium in more conventional times, but some former officials said they were sympathetic to Rosen and Wray in light of the president's volatile persona and the politically charged nature of this particular investigation.

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https://www.chron.com/news/article/FBI-Justice-Department-leaders-stay-out-of-sight-15868267.php

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:42 PM

1. Whelp. Incompetent or Complicity?

Why hide, we all know who and where you likely are. Justice rolls on if truth, law and order plays out.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:50 PM

2. Both the FBI and DOJ have put out many, many press releases. And they have arrested and charged

lots of criminals. I've long said Wray should resign after Biden comes in, because everyone Trump appointed to anything is tainted, but staying off camera is the right thing to do, imo.

Trump watches TV. Trump does not read much. If Wray and/or Rosen think they are doing work which brings these seditionists to justice then they ought to not make appearances on camera. That is just asking Trump to fire them and replace them with a corrupt (or more corrupt, depending on one's opinion of these guys) lackey.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:22 PM

3. Reminder to joe Biden

No. He doesn’t need a reminder. But still...

Every political appointee is out as of noon on Jan 21. Every political appointee granted civil service status must be sidelined, if not terminated.

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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:25 AM

4. We could have had it a lot worse without Wray.

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