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James Comey: 'Truth Exists and Truth Matters'

James Comey: 'Truth Exists and Truth Matters'
Fired FBI Director James Comey (Alex Brandon/AP)

By    |   Sunday, 19 August 2018 04:08 PM

Former FBI Director James Comey sent out a tweet Sunday that "Truth exists and truth matters," apparently in response to a statement by President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani earlier in the day that "truth isn't truth."

Giuliani made his remarks during an interview with NBC News' "Meet the Press" when he sought to belittle special counsel Robert Mueller's probe by saying "When you tell me that [Trump] should testify because he is going to tell the truth and he shouldn't worry, that's silly, because it's somebody's version of the truth. Not the truth."

When interviewer Chuck Todd shot back "Truth is truth," Giuliani replied, "No, it isn't truth. Truth isn't truth."

In his tweet, Comey emphasized "Truth has always been the touchstone of our country's justice system and political life. If we are untethered to truth, our justice system cannot function and a society based on the rule of law dissolves."

Others were also quick to slam Giuliani's statement, with Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., tweeting the reasoning of Trump's attorney "is another step towards authoritarianism."

Lieu added "It also reminds us of Nixon's defense that 'when the president does it, that means it is not illegal.'"

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Former FBI Director James Comey tweeted Sunday that "Truth exists and truth matters," apparently in response to a statement by President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani earlier in the day that "truth isn't truth."
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