When asked about the rise of domestic threats and violent groups, Wray confirmed the bureau is currently probing thousands of homegrown terrorists.
Wray said the FBI field offices across the country are overseeing over 3,000 active cases on individuals associated with the Islamic State terrorist group.
He said the threat of homegrown terrorists looking to carry out attacks against Americans is on the rise.
“This is in big cities and small towns,” Wray said. “It’s a real problem.”
During a wide-ranging interview with NBC, Wray also addressed the recent firing. He said there was “no influence” in the bureau’s decision to fire former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
Wray also said the decision to fire McCabe was not politically motivated and that the bureau did everything “by the book.”
Last Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe following a recommendation from the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility.
The internal group reported McCabe lied to investigators when questioned about authorizing a leak in October 2016 about the Hillary Clinton email investigation to the Wall Street Journal.
The report also said McCabe’s “candor” and behavior at the bureau warranted his termination.
Wray’s interview confirmed two major items, both of which destroy the narrative in the mainstream media.
He said that nothing influenced the bureau’s decision to fire McCabe, a Clinton-ally plagued by numerous scandals.
Wray also indicated there are far more active terrorist cases in the country than many realized.
While the media excoriates President Donald Trump for speaking about the threat of Islamic terrorism, Wray said it has been a top priority for the FBI.
While former President Barack Obama’s administration appeased radical Islamic terrorists, Trump has made it clear his administration is committed to protecting the country.
Despite what the liberal media reports, Wray confirmed McCabe deserved to be fired and that the government is ramping up efforts to thwart homegrown terrorists.