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FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before House Judiciary Committee

FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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UPDATED 2:22 PM PT – Thursday, June 10, 2021

FBI Director Christopher Wray testified he is unaware of any investigation into President Donald Trump’s role in the Jan. 6 Capitol breach. On Thursday, there was a hearing held before the House Judiciary Committee where Wray stated he could neither confirm nor deny whether former aides or members of Congress were under investigation either.

Wray insisted serious charges will begin surfacing in the criminal investigations into the events of Jan 6. Wray added, “certainly we were aware of online chatter about the potential for violence, but I’m not aware that we had any intelligence indicating that hundreds of individuals were going to storm the Capitol itself.”

Chairman Jerry Nadler questions FBI Director Christopher Wray during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on “Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation,” on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 10, 2021. (JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), described the FBI’s handling of the Jan. 6 Capitol breach as an “intelligence failure.” Nadler said the demonstration was provoked by militia groups on popular social media platforms. However, Wray said he didn’t know whether there had been any tips received from any social media companies.

The FBI’s reputation has been tarnished over the past few years after fired FBI agent Peter Strzok and ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page tried to prevent Trump’s election victory.

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