FOX News Host Brett Baier asked FBI Director Christopher Wray questions that he is probably not used to being asked on Tuesday during Baier’s segment of ‘Special Report’.

Baier asked him about the public’s low trust in the FBI due to concerns about politicization and his handling of recent highly controversial cases, such as the arrest of pro-life activists who demonstrated outside of an abortion clinic.

Wray denied claims that the FBI is politicized but mostly refused to elaborate on specific cases, such as the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago or the ongoing investigation in to the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop, which the agency reportedly ignored for months due to a pressure campaign by leadership.

In recent years, the FBI has seen a dip in its approval rating, which is normally in the high 50’s to low 60’s, to the low 50’s and high 40’s, according to a Gallup tracker.

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Wray defended the agency and the way its agents conduct investigations in an “independent” manner.

Anchor Bret Baier asked Wray about the FBI’s reputation being at a record low, to which the director said the bureau’s successful recruiting should help disprove any perceived shortcomings.

“There are all sorts of opinions out there about the FBI, just like there are about every major institution these days,” said Wray, who previously served as then-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s attorney during the George Washington Bridge scandal and in the George W. Bush Justice Department.

In response, Baier asked about the connection between the reportedly low approval of the FBI and the public’s perception of its handling of the Trump-Russia investigation and Hunter Biden laptop scandal.

“I hear these claims of politicization,” Wray replied. “But I can tell you that the FBI is, and is going to stay, independent. And that means following the facts wherever they lead, no matter who likes it.”

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