It’s the question Democratic Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy has been itching to ask Trump’s nominee for FBI Director, Christopher Wray, since Comey has been fired.
Basically it was a ‘Did Trump do it? Did he actually do it?’ kind of moment.
To which Wray stated, “No one asked me for any kind of loyalty oath at any point during this process,” at his confirmation hearing Wednesday.
“My loyalty is to the constitution, to the rule of law and to the mission of the FBI,” Wray continued.
Furthermore, to snub any more probing into the matter, Wray stated he never offered absolute loyalty to anyone and won’t offer any pledge it in the future too.
The senator then asked Wray what would be his course of action if Trump requested him to commit an “unlawful” or “unethical” act.
“First I would try to talk him out of it, and if that failed I would resign,” Wray responded.
Senator Patrick Leahy still wasn’t done with him.
He pressed Wray asking if he knew why James Comey – the former director – was fired, to which he replied he didn’t have enough information on the investigation to answer the question.
Wray spoke highly of Comey saying, “In all my dealings with Jim Comey he was a terrific lawyer, a dedicated public servant and a wonderful colleague.”
It however, has been years since the two had communicated.