FBI Director Christopher Wray, handpicked by President Donald Trump to replace Jim Comey, has just publicly released a video expressing his anger over the federal government shutdown, while verbalizing his support and empathy for what his employees are having to go through.
Director Wray calls the shutdown, which was started by President Trump and supported by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, “mind-boggling” and “short-sighted.”
The Director tells agents and other employees, “It takes a lot to get me angry, but I’m about as angry as I’ve been in a long, long time.”
“Sure, I get it. You’re public servants, and I know I can count on you to keep doing everything you can to help others, however you can,” he adds. “But you’re also people with bills to pay. You’re also moms and dads. You’ve also got rent payments and mortgages, and utilities and car payments and gas and groceries to buy. And you can’t put those worries aside just because you serve the public.”
The full video and transcript are posted on the FBI’s official government website.
Not just Franco: Settling on a final resting place for deceased controversial leaders presents challenges
Settling on a final resting place for deceased controversial leaders, such as Spain's dictator Francisco Franco whose remains the government wants moved from a state mausoleum, has been troublesome for many countries.
Ahead of a court ruling on Franco's case Tuesday, here are some examples:
- Soviet Union: Joseph Stalin -
On his death in 1953, Stalin was buried in the Moscow mausoleum of his predecessor, Vladimir Lenin.
Eight years later a process of "de-Stalinisation" was launched to dismantle the dictator's personality cult. His remains were quietly transferred to a more modest resting place near the Kremlin, which still attracts diehard communists.
USA mystified by ’15 Donald Trumps’ jibe at Rugby World Cup
USA coach Gary Gold said he was mystified by a comment from England's Eddie Jones that the Eagles would play like "15 Donald Trumps" when they meet at the Rugby World Cup.
"I've absolutely no idea what he means by that," Gold said, ahead of Thursday's game in Kobe.
"We're just a team that's really got to focus on our own processes at the moment. We've got to worry about what we do when we get onto the rugby field.
"At this stage, with all due respect, we're not a good enough rugby team to be making comments or answers to questions like that. I don't know what it means."
‘Absolutely disgusting’: Trump slammed for trolling Greta Thunberg climate speech
US President Donald Trump stirred up fresh outrage on social media Monday with a tweet mocking an impassioned speech made by 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg at the UN climate summit in New York.
Her voice shaking with emotion in an address that was the defining moment of the summit, Thunberg accused world leaders of betraying her generation by failing to act on rising emissions, repeating the words "how dare you" four times.
"You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words, and yet I'm one of the lucky ones," she said. "People are suffering. People are dying."