That is because these are not normal times and Donald Trump is not a normal president.
"The FBI is one of the most powerful tools available to the president, and from what we've seen from the White House, they may be expecting your loyalty as the president did with Director Comey", said Sen.
"And in fact when I made a decision to just do it I said to myself, I said, 'You know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should've won, '" Trump told Holt.
That's what senators were waiting to hear. Wray also represented New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in a political scandal. Questioned by Senator Dianne Feinstein about Mueller's investigation, Wray said he was committed to supporting the investigation in "whatever way is appropriate for me".
"I would consider an effort to tamper with Director Mueller's investigation to be unacceptable and inappropriate and would need to be dealt with very sternly and appropriately, indeed", Wray said. "And, as we have said, she had no information to provide and wanted to talk about adoption policy and the Magnitsky Act". R-Iowa, has said he hopes to have Wray confirmed by the Senate's August recess.
When the president met with Russian officials at the White House in May, he said that firing Comey - whom he called "a real nut job" - had relieved "great pressure" on him.
Total to sign $4.8B gas deal with Iran
The 20-year project that defies the U.S. pressure will eventually see the firms inject $4.9 billion. The state-owned China National Petroleum has a 30% stake, while Iran's Petropars has 19.9%.
The emails showed the Republican president's son agreeing past year to meet a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about Democratic White House rival Hillary Clinton as part of Moscow's official support for his father.
Wray hedged, saying he was unfamiliar with the emails, so he wasn't in a position to speak to it.
Graham asked whether the president had the authority to oust Mueller - being that he acknowledged removing Comey in an effort to derail the Russian probe.
"I have no reasons to doubt the conclusion of the intelligence committee", Wray responded.
Mr Wray obliged, telling the committee: "Any threat or effort to interfere with our elections from any nation-state, or any non state actor, is the kind of thing the Federal Bureau of Investigation would want to know".
Wray has a history of taking on politically tough assignments.
He served the government at a time when harsh interrogation techniques were approved within the Justice Department for terror suspects captured overseas, although Mr Wray said he was never involved in signing off on those methods. Wray already has signed an ethics agreement with the Justice Department.
And, perhaps most importantly, he said he'd resign if asked by the president to do anything "illegal, unconstitutional or even morally repugnant".
Saudi funding extremism in United Kingdom , says report
On Tuesday, Qatar's foreign minister delivered an official response to the demands but the letter's contents are not yet known. The Saudi-led group announced no new sanctions but indicated that Qatar could be expelled from the Gulf Cooperation Council.
New Jersey Transit Train Derails in NY at Penn Station
Amtrak workers continue ongoing infrastructure renewal work on the tracks beneath Penn Station, Sunday, July 9, 2017, in NY . With the uncertainty of how painful their commutes may be, some say they may avoid NJ TRANSIT all together.
Knicks sign free-agent guard Tim Hardaway Jr
Despite being several hours before the deadline, the Atlanta Hawks have decided on the future of guard Tim Hardaway Jr. The club renounced its rights to free agents Derrick Rose , Sasha Vujacic and Ron Baker to make room for the contract.
Victim of gang rape in UP attacked fifth time in nine years
Juhi questioned the state's road map and the minister-in-charge of the law and order about the miscreants not being arrested. The woman is in trauma. "But the FIR will have to be filed by the family, whom we have informed about the incident", he said.