James Comey, the former FBI director, slammed Rudy Giuliani on Thursday for comparing the FBI in New York to Nazi "stormtroopers."
"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. Our country would be better off if our leaders tried to be like them, rather than comparing them to Nazis," Comey wrote in a Thursday tweet.
Giuliani, made the comments Wednesday during an interview on Fox News with Sean Hannity, taking aim at FBI agents who raided the office and hotel room of Michael Cohen, attorney to President Donald Trump, The Hill reported.
In the raid, authorities seized documents and information related to Cohen’s payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels.
"The settlement payment — which is a very regular thing for lawyers to do — the question there was, the only possible violation there would be was, is 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 said in the Hannity interview, The Hill reported.
Comey has defended the FBI against criticism from Trump before. Trump’s political attacks on the FBI make America less safe because they undermine the public’s confidence that the bureau is "honest, competent, and independent," Comey told The Associated Press Tuesday.
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