October 22, 2020
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- Trump cuts short interview as Covid stimulus bill moves closer
- Report: Trump paid nearly $200,000 in taxes to China
- Florida accused of sowing confusion with voting changes
- Video: how Trump failed Ohio
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Trump and his advisers have reportedly considered whether to fire FBI Director Christopher Wray, the Washington Post reports:
The conversations among the president and senior aides stem in part from their disappointment that Wray in particular but [attorney general William Barr] as well have not done what Trump had hoped — indicate that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden, or other Biden associates are under investigation, these people say. Like others, they spoke on the condition of anonymity to disclose internal discussions.
In the campaign’s closing weeks, the president has intensified public calls for jailing his challenger, much as he did for Hillary Clinton, his opponent in 2016. Trump has called Biden a “criminal” without articulating what laws he believes the former vice president has broken.
The FBI director warned against buying into misinformation about election results. “You should be confident your vote counts. Early unverified claims to the contrary should be viewed with a healthy dose of skepticism,” said director Christopher Wray.
FBI Director Christopher Wray warns against “early, unverified claims” and misinformation around election results, assuring Americans “you should be confident that your vote counts.” pic.twitter.com/lDc88UXTGw