Former FBI director James Comey took a quick break from his A Higher Loyalty book tour, to take out his knife, after former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, now a member of President Donald Trump’s Robert Mueller-preparedness legal team, stuck a shiv in the New York FBI.
“I know the New York FBI. There are no ‘stormtroopers’ there; just a group of people devoted to the rule of law and the truth,” Comey tweeted.
“Our country would be better off if our leaders tried to be like them, rather than comparing them to Nazis,” he added.
Giuliani had compared the bureau’s New York team to Nazis late Wednesday during an interview with Fox News’ primetime star Sean Hannity. In discussing the NDA payment Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen made to porn star Stormy Daniels, Giuliani brought up the FBI agents who raided Cohen’s office, home and hotel room.
He called the settlement payment “a very regular thing for lawyers to do. The question there was, the only possible violation there would be: Was it a campaign finance violation? Which usually results in a fine, by the way, not this big stormtroopers coming in and breaking down his apartment and breaking down his office,” Giuliani told Hannity.
“That was money that was paid by his lawyer, the way I would do, out of his law firm funds or whatever funds — it doesn’t matter — and the President reimbursed that over the period of several months,” he continued, stumping Hannity, since Trump’s position had been that he knew nothing about a payment having been made and no knowledge of Stormy Daniels, who claims she and Trump had an affair more than a decade ago.
Comey’s tweet and clip of Giuliani’s interview: