Wray Implies Donald Trump Jr. Should Have Reported Russian Offer to Help His Father To The FBI

Posted: Jul 12, 2017 12:05 PM

Testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday President Trump's nominee to lead the FBI, Christopher Wray, implied Donald Trump Jr. should have informed the Bureau about Russian efforts to help his father during the 2016 presidential election. 

"To the members of this Committee, any threat or effort to interfere with our elections from any nation state, or any non-state actor, is the kind of thing the FBI would want to know," Wray said.

The comments come just one day after Trump Jr. released a series of emails showing he was interested in obtaining information from an alleged Russian government source that would help the Trump campaign and damage Hillary Clinton. 

During an exclusive interview with Sean Hannity Tuesday night, Trump Jr. said in retrospect he would have done things differently and would never do anything to endanger the country. 

 Meanwhile, a number of lawmakers on Capitol Hill are calling for Trump Jr. to testify about his role in the 2016 presidential campaign and his contacts with Russian operatives.