Florida Governor Calls for FBI Director Christopher Wray to Resignation

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott calls for FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign in wake of Parkland school shooting.

This comes after Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday ordered an “immediate review” after it emerged that the FBI had not acted on a recent tip that Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, 19, wanted to “kill people” and there was the “potential of him conducting a school shooting.”

In a statement, the bureau admitted to receiving a call on Jan. 5 from a person close to Cruz who contacted the FBI through its Public Access Line (PAL) tipline to express concerns about his erratic behavior and disturbing social media posts.

“Under established protocols, the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to life,” the FBI statement said. “We have determined that these protocols were not followed for the information received by the PAL on Jan. 5.”

“It is now clear that the warning signs were there and tips to the FBI were missed,” Sessions said in a Friday afternoon statement. “We see the tragic consequences of those failures.”

“The FBI in conjunction with our state and local partners must act flawlessly to prevent all attacks,” Sessions continued. “This is imperative, and we must do better. I have ordered the deputy attorney general to conduct an immediate review of our process here at the Department of Justice and FBI to ensure that we reach the highest level of prompt and effective response to indications of potential violence that come to us.”

The FBI concluded that the caller’s information was not forwarded to the Miami FBI field office, and that “no further investigation was conducted at the time.” FBI Director Christopher Wray said the bureau would review what had happened. Read more here

FBI Director Christopher Wray is an American lawyer who is currently serving as the eighth Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

On June 7, 2017, President Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Wray to be the next Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, replacing James Comey, On July 20, 2017, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously recommended to confirm Wray as the next Director of the FBI.

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