FBI Director Wray faces grilling from House Republicans

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WASHINGTON — Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee grilled FBI Director Chris Wray about the alleged “weaponization” of law enforcement agencies against former President Donald Trump and conservatives and accused them of failing to aggressively go after the Bidens.

Democrats on the panel pressed Wray about Trump’s involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and the former president’s mishandling of classified documents for which he has been charged.

With the focus quickly turning to the critical 2024 election, lawmakers in both parties on Wednesday attempted to use Wray’s high-profile appearance on Capitol Hill to score political points and beat up the opposing party.

Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, a top Trump defender, lodged a litany of complaints against Wray, accusing the FBI of downplaying the Hunter Biden laptop story before the 2020 election, supporting the suppression of conservative voices on social media, tracking threats against school boards and retaliating against whistleblowers.