FBI Director Christopher Wray in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mandel Ngan-Pool/Getty Images)
UPDATED 6:42 PM PT – Friday, September 10, 2021
FBI Director Christopher Wray reflected on September 11 and how it changed the bureau forever. Speaking during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony in Virginia on Friday, Wray said the agency had become stronger, smarter and better able to confront any threats.
Wray added under the leadership of former director Robert Mueller, the FBI adopted the mentality of doing everything it could to prevent regrets. However, he admitted the agency was clearly shaken immediately following the attacks.
“For a time after those attacks when the shock and the sorrow were still so very raw, we lived in a haze of days that almost seemed almost like September 12 over and over again,” he stated. “We all kept asking ourselves what could we have done better, what should we have done better.”
Wray went on to say the recent terror attack in Kabul was a reminder foreign terrorists were still trying to launch large scale attacks on the U.S.