FBI Director Christopher Wray. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

FBI Director Christopher Wray said the inspector general report that was released Thursday does not discount "the integrity" of the country's premier law enforcement agency as whole, but added it does identify "errors of judgement" and policy violations.

What's next: Wray said he's taking steps to correct the matter that will include holding employees accountable through an internal discipline process, carrying out training regarding agency officials' contacts with the media, and leading a review into how the FBI handles sensitive investigations. The agency is also considering whether current penalties are sufficient.

The IG makes clear that we got some work to do, but let's also be clear on the scope of this report.
— Wray emphasized to reporters at a press conference.

The backdrop: The Department of Justice's inspector general said in a report, that analyzed the FBI's handling of its investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails during the 2016 presidential election, that then-Director James Comey was not politically biased, but the probe he led has damaged the public's perceptions of the agency.

Key highlight: Wray had refused to comment on President Trump's scathing characterization of the agency's credibility, saying that "I won't comment on any other person's opinion."

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Why it matters: As the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, Berman oversaw high-profile cases that worried and angered President Trump and his inner circle, including an investigation into his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. His removal has added to allegations by Democrats that Attorney General Bill Barr has politicized the Justice Department under President Trump.

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