Former FBI Director James Comey on Thursday slammed Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani for comparing the FBI agents who raided former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to Nazi "stormtroopers."
Writing on Twitter, Comey shamed Giuliani for attacking the FBI rank and file simply for doing their jobs and executing search warrants.
"I know the New York FBI," Comey wrote. "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."
I know the New York FBI. There are no “stormtroopers” there; just a group of people devoted to the rule of law and… https://t.co/QlKx9THPdE— James Comey (@James Comey) 1525361196.0
Giuliani calling FBI agents "stormtroopers" also drew a rebuke from former Virginia Republican Gov. Ken Cuccinelli on Thursday, as he told CNN that "I really do not like to see anybody on any side of an argument wander into language of the Nazi Germany era."