FBI Director Wray: We are stronger, smarter and better
UPDATED 6:42 PM PT – Friday, September 10, 2021
FBI Director Christopher Wray reflected on September 11 and how it changed the bureau forever. Speaking during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony in Virginia on Friday, Wray said the agency had become stronger, smarter and better able to confront any threats.
Wray added under the leadership of former director Robert Mueller, the FBI adopted the mentality of doing everything it could to prevent regrets. However, he admitted the agency was clearly shaken immediately following the attacks.
“For a time after those attacks when the shock and the sorrow were still so very raw, we lived in a haze of days that almost seemed almost like September 12 over and over again,” he stated. “We all kept asking ourselves what could we have done better, what should we have done better.”
Wray: Because of September 11, the #FBI transformed itself in ways that have made us better able to carry out our mission… Today we are stronger, we are smarter, and we are better able to confront the threats we face now and the ones we can’t see yet.
— FBI (@FBI) September 10, 2021
Wray went on to say the recent terror attack in Kabul was a reminder foreign terrorists were still trying to launch large scale attacks on the U.S.