December 13, 2019

FBI’s Wray Acts Fast to Make Changes After Scathing Report

Featuring Carrie Cordero

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Journalists Aruna Viswanatha, Sadie Gurman

FBI Director Christopher Wray has ordered more than 40 changes in how the bureau seeks secret surveillance warrants and handles other matters after the Justice Department inspector general pointed out a series of flaws in the bureau’s efforts to monitor a former Trump campaign adviser.

The problems were so severe, national security officials said, they will require reforms to both Federal Bureau of Investigation policy and culture akin to those that followed the uncovering of post-9/11 civil-liberties abuses.

Read the full story and more in The Wall Street Journal.

Authors

  • Carrie Cordero

    Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow

    Carrie Cordero is the Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow and General Counsel at the Center for a New American Security. She is also an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown Univer...