FBI Director Christopher Wray said Thursday he doesn't believe President Trump has attempted to interfere in the Justice Department's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
"I can say very confidently that I have not detected any whiff of interference with that investigation," Wray said during a panel discussion at the Intelligence and National Security Summit in Washington, D.C.
The Justice Department, led by special counsel Robert Mueller, is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election, which includes potential ties between Trump campaign officials and Russia.
Democrats have alleged the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, though no evidence has been presented supporting that claim. Additionally, some Democratic lawmakers have accused Trump of trying to interfere with the FBI's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, which was being led by former FBI Director James Comey before Mueller was tapped as special counsel.
Trump fired Comey in May.
Wray, who was sworn in as FBI director last month, sought to quiet any questions that Mueller and the team he's assembled for the Russia probe may not be impartial, and said he has "enormous" respect for Mueller.
"There's a great group of people working on it and I have confidence in them to be able to do their job," Wray said.