‘I don’t have a good answer for you’: FBI Director Wray on Bureau’s botched Larry Nassar probe

FBI Director Christopher Wray stunned a Senate hearing into Larry Nassar’s sex abuse of top athletes after saying ‘I don’t have a good answer for you’ over why his Bureau botched the case.

Wray made the admission at the Senate on Wednesday. He said: ‘The actions and inactions of the FBI employees detailed in this report are completely unacceptable.

‘These individuals betrayed the core duty they have of protecting people, they failed to protect these young women and girls from sexual abuse.’

He spoke as it was revealed Michael Langeman, who worked as a supervisory special agent (SSA) in the FBI’s Indianapolis office and interviewed victim McKayla Maroney when she came forward with allegations in 2015, was ousted from his role last week.

Wednesday’s Senate hearing saw Olympic athlete Simone Biles, Maroney, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols testify how the Bureau had failed to properly probe their claims about Nassar, who was jailed over the abuse in 2018.

FBI Director Christopher Wray pictured at Wednesday's Senate committee hearing

FBI Director Christopher Wray pictured at Wednesday’s Senate committee hearing 

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