Trump takes aim at FBI director

As Russia’s foreign minister visited Washington, D.C., Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he’d warned him about election interference.
2:25 | 12/11/19

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playing out today as president trump took aim at his own hand-picked FBI director. Just 24 hours after FBI director Christopher WRAY told a news there was no deep state, no spying on the trump campaign, a notion backed up by the inspector general, finding no anti-Trump bias in the Russia investigation. The president was not happy with either of them. Here's ABC's chief white house correspondent Jonathan Karl tonight. Reporter: President trump took aim at FBI director Christopher WRAY just 24 hours after WRAY spoke with ABC's Pierre Thomas. Do you have any evidence that the FBI targeted the trump campaign unfairly? I don't. Reporter: WRAY was reacting to the internal justice department investigation that criticized actions of lower level FBI officials, but concluded the probe of Russia and the trump campaign was launched properly and without political bias. "I don't know what report current director of the FBI Christopher WRAY was reading," the president tweeted, "But it sure wasn't the one given to me." WRAY also rejected another frequent claim by the president and his allies. Is the FBI -- was it part of some deep state? Well, I think that's the kind of label that is a disservice to the 37,000 men and women who work at the FBI. Reporter: The interview clearly didn't please the president, who tweeted, "With that kind of attitude, he will never be able to fix the FBI." It all comes on a day president trump welcomed Russian foreign minister sergey lavrov to the white house, tweeting out this picture from the oval office saying election meddling was among the many issues they discussed. And secretary of state Mike Pompeo said he delivered his own warning to lavrov. I was clear, it's unacceptable and I made our expectations of Russia clear. So, let's bring in Jonathan Karl, live at the white house tonight. And Jon, you're learning more about that conversation between president trump and the Russian foreign minister? Reporter: David, the white house has put out an official statement about that meeting, saying, quote, president trump warned against any Russian attempts to interfere in united States elections. But just a short while ago, lavrov himself spoke to reporters here in Washington and was asked directly about the white house statement and lavrov said this, quote, we haven't even actually discussed elections. So, two very different interpretations about what happened in that meeting. Conflicting reports tonight. Jon Karl, thank you. And next, the deadly volcano

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