Former FBI Director James Comey pushed back at President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, saying the former New York mayor's comments about the FBI are "dangerous."
Comey's remarks came during a Friday interview on "CBS This Morning."
Asked about Giuliani's comments comparing FBI agents in New York to Nazi "stormtroopers," Comey said, "That's unacceptable. When our nation's leaders, the president or his representatives attack the institutions of justice, the rest of us not only have to pay attention, we have to speak out because we need those institutions. The notion the FBI is made up of Nazi stormtroopers is just wrong and dangerous."
And he added, "I think all of us have to say that's not normal. That's not okay and speak back to it."
Giuliani had made the comments on Wednesday during an interview on Fox News with Sean Hannity. He was singling out the agents who raided the office and hotel room of Michael Cohen, attorney for President Donald Trump.
Giuliani had also said Comey should be prosecuted for releasing sensitive information.
But Comey fired back: "We're lucky we live in a country where facts matter and that people aren't prosecuted by people tweeting about them. And so, the facts in this case just make those accusations ridiculous."
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