Senator Shaheen Questions FBI Director Wray About Term: “Spying”…

It didn’t work out too well the last time New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen asked Attorney General Bill Barr about the term ‘spying’.  This time the intentionally obtuse senator questions the term “spying” on the Trump campaign by conflating a Title III criminal investigation (which never happened), with Title I counterintelligence investigation (which did happen).

Senator Shaheen uses a criminal example, operations against the mob, to ask FBI Director Wray about ‘spying’.  As expected, Director Wray delivers the reply she was seeking.


At this point in the ongoing slow boil of FBI corruption it has become obvious why DAG Rod Rosenstein recommended Chris Wray for the position in 2017.  Wray picked up, right were James Comey left-off.  What the heck kind of answer is this?

…”I don’t think I personally have any evidence of that sort”.

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335 Responses to Senator Shaheen Questions FBI Director Wray About Term: “Spying”…

  1. Why wasn’t there follow up questions asked by GOP Senators? Telling..

    Wray did not appear to be in the loop like when he reacted to the Nunes Memo or the Horowitz
    Hillary e-mail report. I think he has been marginalized by Barr.

    Liked by 5 people

    • concerned3 says:

      One look at the picture above, would suggest that his marginalization started many years before calling himself FBI director. My only question is – did this come from to many drugs or just being stupid?

      Liked by 2 people

    • Waymore says:

      And no follow up question(s) by the democrat senator who asked the question… also telling. A very vague non-answer.

      Liked by 2 people

      • stripmallgrackle says:

        I’m kind of split on this one. On the one hand, Shaheen did a pretty good job of whistling past the graveyard. On the other, she answered every question she asked directly, without hesitating.

        Wray gave her plenty of latitude, but she deftly kept her answers brief and stayed out of the weeds.


    • Sloth1963 says:

      Please remember – GOP is also more swamp than not.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Phil Bacon says:

      HA, ha, ha. Sen. Shaheen uncorked the “Spy” genii with Barr and is now trying to put it back into the bottle.

      Rots of Ruck, Senator.

      Beside Wray answered honestly, he has no personal knowledge of “spying”. You can search every pocket and there is absolutely no personal evidence of spying on his person.


    • RLTW says:

      I’m the last man on the planet who will defend the FBI. I hate the FBI with every fiber of my being for reasons that I cannot disclose here.

      But you have to understand that FBIHQ (Wray, Bowdich, Abbate) is a managerial entity. It does not conduct investigations. When the Director’s Office receives a complaint from the President, Congress, etc. It is automatically forwarded to:

      FBI OGC, FBI Inspection Division, DOJ OIG, DOJ OPR and the Office of Special Counsel and sometimes the Office of EEOC. THOSE are the investigative entities. Wray is not playing games when he says he has no evidence of “spying.” He is not investigating the matter. That’s not his job.

      The problem for Wray is that FBI OGC, FBI Inspection Division, DOJ OIG, DOJ OPR and the Office of Special Counsel are utterly and systemically corrupt. Damn near all of these people are Obama/Clinton people and all of these people are members of Executive Management (like Comey) and are literally untouchable.

      When they refuse to open an investigation into these matters what can Wray do? Look what happened and is happening to President Trump (and his family and his friends) when he fired one of their ranks (Comey). This is the same problem that AG Barr is currently facing.

      Trump is the most powerful man in the world and look what the Deep State is doing to him. Look what they are doing to Barr. Wray works for Barr. Barr works for Trump. If you think Wray has the power to do anything against the Deep State you are delusional.

      So what do you do when you are an island of honesty in the middle of an ocean of corruption and the American people think you are in charge? I wouldn’t want to trade places with Wray, Barr or Trump.

      THAT is how powerful the Deep State has become. So have a little mercy for Wray. He took a huge pay cut, moved his family to HELL (DC) and is the head of an Agency where he has little to no control but gets all the blame.

      You have to understand how the system works before you crucify a man. I go back and forth with Wray but today I am seeing him as a good man. I don’t think he knows what to do. I don’t think anyone but Trump knows what to do. Trump is the one man who is smart enough and has the balls enough to kill the Deep State.


  2. John Obidienzo says:

    “Do you have any evidence that any illegal surveillance, into the campaigns or any individuals associated with the campaigns, by the FBI occurred?’

    “I don’t think I personally have any evidence of that sort”.

    The [Senator and Wray] looked at each other for some time in silence: at last the [Senator] took the hookah out of its mouth, and addressed [him] in a languid, sleepy voice.

    ‘Who are you?’ said the [Senator]. This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. [Wray] replied, rather shyly, ‘I — I hardly know, [Senator], just at present — at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.’

    ‘What do you mean by that?’ said the [Senator] sternly. ‘Explain yourself!’
    ‘I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, [Senator] said [Wray], ‘because I’m not myself, you see.’

    ‘I don’t see,’ said the {Senator].
    ‘I’m afraid I can’t put it more clearly,’ [Wray] replied very politely, ‘for I can’t understand it myself to begin with; and being so many different sizes in a day is very confusing.’
    ‘It isn’t,’ said the [Senator].

    ‘Well, perhaps you haven’t found it so yet,’ said [Wray]; ‘but when you have to turn into a chrysalis — you will some day, you know — and then after that into a butterfly, I should think you’ll feel it a little queer, won’t you?’
    ‘Not a bit,’ said the [Senator].
    ‘Well, perhaps your feelings may be different,’ said [Wray]; ‘all I know is, it would feel very queer to me.’

    ‘You!’ said the [Senator] contemptuously. ‘Who are you?’

    Wray answered….Wray?…perhaps Comey?…maybe Mueller?” “I hardly know, just at present.”

    Trump in Wonderland

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  3. F2000 says:

    Having heard his full answer, I don’t think that one line properly captures what he said. He sounded like he thinks there’s a lot to be said regarding spying. Of course much of the media will run with that same line excerpted here.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Wray is obviously a bona fide Swampian.
      He edits his answers very carefully. He parses meanings and compartmentalizes everything into very specific categories.

      Senator Shanahan: “And at this time, do you have any evidence of any illegal surveillance into the campaigns or any individuals associated with the campaigns by the FBI occurred?

      Wray: “I don’t think I personally have any evidence of that sort

      Director Wray, she did not ask you what evidence you PERSONALLY had, she asked you as the Director of the FBI. So when she says “you” she means your entire organization. And when she says “have” she is also implying “are aware of”. And you obfuscated (lied, in essence) and avoided the truth by telling her what you personally had. Of course we KNOW that you don’t personally keep such evidence in your personal possession.

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    • lurker2 says:

      Thanks for your comment.

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  4. Moe Grimm says:

    A good friend of mine who is also exceedingly well informed mentioned that “anyone who appoints someone like Wary cannot be serious about rebuilding this out of control 3 letter.” I agree, but it may be PDT has a good reason which is also me sentiment as to why all these solicited Dojust-Us/Famous But Incompetent documents STILL haven’t been released. When/if they really are, there’s probably going to be a battalion of defense attorney’s wanting to back up on their clients previous convictions by Just-Us… and is likely the reason, among others of course, they fight so hard against giving them up. I at least expect PDT to identify every single storage site, along with specific chain of custody thoroughly documented, catalogued, and locked down tough before they come up ‘”accidentally=X” disappeared.

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    • WSB says:

      The President said it himself,”…but look how many people we have exposed.”

      Unfortunately, too many good guys have gotten caught in crosshairs. However, the entire world mob is now up for grabs.


      • Conservative_302 says:

        If the treasonous coup plotters get exposed, how do you present this to the American people so it doesn’t result in civil unrest? I know all of us would love for it to be exposed now and in each hearing. We would happily take the exposure since we’ve known all along about the dems, RINO corruption since Trump took office, but there are a lot of unhinged lefties and other groups in our population that may become more unhinged. I sometimes wonder if there is a bigger story here on how to roll the corruption and accountability out carefully to the American people. It’s probably wishful thinking, but say Wray admitted to the spying and corruption yesterday, what would today look like? I think a lot of people would go nuts.

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  5. Justin Green says:

    Bet he keeps his fun unloaded and his one bullet in his shirt breast pocket.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Heika says:

    What a yellow bellied spineless piece of limp wristed waste of space this bureaucrat is. All I could see and hear was slime and CYA coming out of his bacon. Oh yes, just like Rosenstein. In compare to Barr, these two look like the rejects of the species.

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  7. Sammy Hains says:

    To follow up on my previous post, does Wray have any connections to Uranium One?
    Just about anyone can be scandalized in 2019, and since Wray has membership in the corrupt cabal, he certainly will have something in his history.

    Perhaps it is time for our researchers to start looking, starting with his involvement in the Bridgegate coverup.

    Should something unseemly turn up, Wray would lose the public’s confidence, and would need to step down.

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  8. concerned3 says:

    Socialist Wray used the term “by the book”. Where have we heard that term used before? I call this signaling, “I am following the status quo”. He is walking proof the that the FBI is still, just as corrupt.

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  9. jerseyjoe says:

    I hear AG Barr will have a meeting with Mr Wray to discuss his reply..

    Liked by 1 person

  10. curator55 says:

    Wray looks like Comey 2.0 or maybe worse given what has been revealed so far about the FBI.

    sundance’s picture of Wray always fits in these articles due to Wray’s “deaf dumb, blind” attitude regarding any hint of illegal or unethical conduct by any FBI official.

    Wray’s “by the book” answer seems to have been copied from Obama’s NSA Susan Rice’s Playbook. I’d like to hear him read from this alleged “book.”

    Note to sundance–the pic of a stunned looking Wray always adds to these articles. Another pic that would be just as good IMO, is at 1:52 of the video above. Hopefully, you can screen capture that strained countenance.

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  11. SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

    It’s the typical way on how to act if it’s about ongoing investigations.
    I feel like it*s more his way to not interfer in what is going on behind the scenes at the DOJ.

    If he was all out swamp I would think Trump would say something or fire him.


  12. Jambo says:

    Full answer – I don’t think I personally have any evidence of that sort on me now in the form of a tattoo in Klingon in purple ink across my left buttock.

    So if your question is do I personally have any of the monumental amount of hard evidence of thousands of unauthorised searches of the NSA database, the Oconus lures used against the Trump campaign, the comprehensive surveillance of that campaign based solely on a fabricated dossier and the multi-departmental attempt to prevent Donald Trump from being President and the massive and ongoing attempt to cover it up, any of that evidence, tattooed on me in purple ink in Klingon specifically across my left buttock, I would have to say no, I don’t think that I do, but I could have, I was very drunk last Thursday, but probably not.

    I think I got away with that one.

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  13. CNN_sucks says:

    Liar..liar pants on fire.


  14. covfefe999 says:

    I watched the whole video (which is short so I hope everyone else watches it). Shaheen’s big question is at the end. She specifically asks him if there was illegal spying and Wray answers. I think she purposefully threw the word “illegal” in there because prior to that she had been talking about spying in general, and the libtard base will likely gloss over “illegal”. I’m not terribly bothered by his answer but I do wish Trump could find someone better to run that organization. Trump should nominate Horowitz.


  15. Read this

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  16. TCG says:

    ”I don’t think I personally have any evidence of that sort”.
    Wray said it, so I would bet money that it is technically and literally true.
    Neither the interview nor sundance’s commentary persuaded me that Wray is part of ‘the swamp. Indeed it appeared to be an excellent effort at stonewalling the senator’s interrogation with vague non-answers.
    In particular he dismissed her questions about ‘spying’ as a semantic game. Different people can use different words for the same thing, senator.

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    • AH_C, Boofer says:

      Words matter, and that’s exactly how I see Wray’s response. He is not charged with investigating and cleaning out the FBI. He was charged with maintaining “sanity” within the dept. They’re asking about things that aren’t in his swim lane and he gives vague answers, as if he’s not following anything relating to muh Russia..

      Here’s the other thing. The real story is not the Russia Collusion, that is just the cover story made up to deflect attention from the real crimes. So when Shanaheen conflates Russia with what Barr is investigating; of course his response seems weak, because he hasn’t seen any evidence that points to “spying” or investigating Trump for colluding with the Russians.

      Keep your eye on the bouncing ball.


  17. MaineCoon says:

    …I don’t think I personally have any evidence of that sort”.

    Q: What about impersonally?

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  18. Lucille says:

    Black Conservative Patriot


  19. C-Low says:

    What does this POS still have a job. Hell why does over half the DOJ FBI CIA leadership still have jobs. We are WAY PAST TIME to clean house. I get it had to wait to avoid the obstruction angle but that is now off the table its time to go balls deep before they regain their footing.


  20. Tom22ndState says:

    Heh, “I don’t think I “personally” have any evidence of that sort.”
    Without my job as FBI Director I’d have no idea that this happened.


  21. Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

    Clearly Wray’s “book” was left to him by Comey
    who recieved the “book’ from Rice
    who was emailed the “book’ by Obama

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  22. Republicanvet91 says:

    Wray was shown as a despicable swamp rat today by trying to soft-peddle what Barr said about spying, with his other comments suggesting he only cares about preserving the “institution”.

    The FBI as an institution will forever be a laughingstock with leadership like him who refuses to clean up the obvious mess.


  23. gsonFIT says:

    Ask yourself if you will ever have any faith in the FBI again? This institution is done.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Rynn69 says:

    Mr. Wray, you are as stupid as they come. You just lied under oath.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. namberak says:

    As my grandad would have said, Wray’s as useless as teats on a boar hog.


  26. Terri says:

    I noticed Wray tends to bounce in his chair when he’s talking out his behind.


  27. Cathy M. says:

    Hey Wray,Wray, ya have a problem with the word “Spying”?

    How about these words:

    “Collusion” instead of “Conspiracy”.
    (“Conspiracy” would infer the russia, russia accusations were/are a tin foil hat conspiracy.)
    “Matter” instead of “Criminal Investigation”
    “Russian Asset” instead of “Western Intelligence Asset”

    But I guess it just comes down to – It depends on what the meaning of “Is” Is.

    Dems/MSM are the ones who are playing word games to make the left-wing nuts believe there IS a “There, There” which seemingly provided justification for the House Dems to continue their witch hunt.


  28. TCG says:

    I’m not seeing it. What’s wrong with Wray’s testimony?

    These questions were designed to provoke responses that damaged either Trump or Barr, and they all flubbed. Wray dodged all the questions beautifully with non-answers and appeals to semantics.
    He could have answered her in a way to stir up trouble – which is what she wanted – but he didn’t.

    He refused to close the door on the possibility of ‘illegal spying’, refused to answer any questions pertinent to the IG investigation, and refused to even rule out ‘spying’ at all (shrugging off the question as one merely about word definitions).


  29. jeans2nd says:

    Why is everyone so upset about this?
    One merely need understand bureaucrat-speak.

    “Wray does not personally have…” Of course not. The documents are held by the FBI, not Wray personally.

    “I would call it surveillance…” And CIA calls it spying. AG Barr, who started with CIA, has already confirmed this.

    Wray has shed all personal responsibility and pointed the finger directly at CIA. Shaheen is either deliberately obtuse or just plain stupid. Leaning toward stupid. imo

    It is like Brennan saying he did not possess the Stelee Dossier until Dec 2016. Of course Brennan didn’t possess the Steele Dossier. Brennan possessed the Steele Memos, which came in one at a time The Dossier did not come into existence until Dec 2016. Guardamteed Brennan would pass a lie detector on this one, as this is what Brennan truly believes.

    Wray is stupid. Some hear right through him. Wray should be more careful with his words. Telling the truth is a good way to start.


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