The White House is reportedly worried FBI Director Christopher Wray might resign over the Nunes memo

Christopher Wray.
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Top White House staffers are concerned that FBI Director Christopher Wray could be considering an early departure from his post, CNN reported Thursday. While he has not "directly" mentioned resigning, Wray — who was tapped by President Trump to lead the bureau just seven months ago — is reportedly so "frustrated" by the White House's potential release of a controversial Republican memo that top administration staffers are worried he may quit over the issue.

The memo, authored by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), reportedly alleges the FBI abused surveillance laws to improperly surveil members of Trump's 2016 campaign team. Republicans have pushed for the memo to be released, disregarding warnings from the Justice Department that its publication would be "extraordinarily reckless." On Wednesday, Wray's FBI issued a statement preemptively discrediting the memo, saying the bureau had "grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo's accuracy."

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