FBI Director Christopher Wray would be ousted if President Trump wins a second term in office and Defense Secretary Mark Esper could be right behind him, according to a report.
The president will remove Wray if he defeats former Vice President Joe Biden in the Nov. 3 election, Fox News reported on Sunday, citing senior White House officials. “Advisers have consistently told POTUS to wait until after the election if he wants to replace Wray,” a senior administration official told Fox News.
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Esper’s neck could also be on the chopping block if Trump wins, the report said, adding that it’s unclear whether Esper would resign or whether the president would remove him. But CIA Director Gina Haspel’s job appears safe.
“Haspel isn’t going anywhere, ” the official said. “POTUS has a good relationship with her.”
Wray, who is popular inside the bureau and among law enforcement groups, is keeping a low profile in the meantime, “keeping his head down and focusing on the work of the FBI,” a senior FBI official told Fox News.
Wray was appointed by Trump in June 2017 to replace James Comey, whom the president fired a month earlier.
Sources: NYpost; Image: CNN