Jun 25, 2019 - World

Trump says he has confidence in FBI director

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Wray and Trump. Photos: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images and Mark Wilson/Getty Images

President Trump told reporters on Tuesday that he has confidence in FBI Director Christopher Wray, following a Monday interview where he reportedly did not make his confidence in Wray clear.

The big picture: On Monday, Trump said he disagreed with Wray's testimony that the FBI director would not describe the agency's investigations as "spying" — an account that originated with Attorney General Bill Barr. These "spygate" allegations, which have not been corroborated, are one reason that Barr has called for a review of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

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