When Christopher Wray, director of the FBI, testified before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday on FBI oversight, Members expressed dismay over his written response regarding the DOJ Inspector General’s report on the 17 errors of omission and commission in the Carter Page FISA warrants.
Wray had called it “constructive criticism.”
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) responded to Wray that “you’re not taking this seriously enough.”
Tom McClintock, Republican of California, gave the most eloquent rebuttal:
“The FBI is entrusted with the most terrifying powers that we can give our government – the power to ruin people’s lives, the power to invade their privacy, to launch pre-dawn raids on their homes, to bankrupt them with legal costs, to deprive them of their liberty.
“We entrust you and your agency with these powers to protect our liberty and protect our safety. And when those powers are abused in the manner that we saw in this whole Russian collusion hoax, that’s a direct threat to our freedom and the credibility of your agency."