New FBI Director Chris Wray has a problem on his hands….
It seems the troops are not happy with how he runs the Bureau….
In the annual evaluation the agents do of senior management ?
Wrays numbers went down a bit….
For the boss?
It’s got be a bit of rough one….
HIS boss AG Sessions and HIS Boss Donald Trump want the Bureau to actually stop digging up more stuff on Trump & Co.’s criminal activities, and forget all the stuff they have already found….
Republicans in Congress have gone out of their way too harass the senior staff into doing what ever Trump needs to get off the hook for doing things the agents have put people in jail for….
All of this puts the FBI boss in a no-win situation….
If he stands up and backs the troops and goes hard?
His agents will be happy, but he’ll antagonize his bosses, not a place no one would want to be….
If he his troops keep dropping his numbers?
He may become a boss no one respects or wants to work for…
Agents in the field gave Mr. Wray a 3.58 for his leadership vision, a decline of two-thirds of a point. And they gave Mr. Wray and his leadership team a 3.49 on the ethics question, a half-point decline. A third question, asking whether agents had a high level of respect for senior F.B.I. executives, also resulted in lower scores, though the decline was not as steep as the other two.
Agents at headquarters in Washington also scored Mr. Wray and his team lower than they did the previous leadership team last year, but not by as wide a margin as employees working in the field.
The scores for Mr. Wray’s team still qualify as positive, but what was recently an area of strength for the F.B.I. — executive leadership — is now seen as an area for improvement.
In his short tenure, Mr. Wray has tried to navigate a perilous path, serving a president whose conduct is under F.B.I. scrutiny and who criticizes the bureau as part of a “deep state” that is working against him. As agents and prosecutors investigate Russian election interference and whether Mr. Trump’s associates were involved, Mr. Wray has generally opted not to directly take on the president to dispute such claims.
Mr. Wray’s leadership scores were particularly low among employees of the cyber and counterintelligence units and the general counsel’s office — three divisions that were deeply involved in the investigations into Russian election interference…..
Wray does not come to the FBI from within…
He was a lawyer from The Justice Dept. and their he worked extensively with agents of the FBI and other agencies…