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Trump says he has confidence in FBI director

This image is a split-screen of Wray and Trump.
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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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Unsealed court docs reveal texts between Manafort and Hannity

Paul Manafort. Photo: Mandel Ngan/Contributor/Getty Images

A lengthy text message exchange between former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and "Sean," presumed to be Fox News' Sean Hannity, was made public on Friday when court documents from the government’s sentencing recommendation for Manafort were unsealed.

Read the exchange here: