President Donald Trump on Sunday suggested that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation team was similar to Nazi "stormtroopers."
In a tweet Sunday afternoon, Trump quoted Mark Penn, a former Democratic strategist.
“Why are there people from the Clinton Foundation on the Mueller Staff? Why is there an Independent Counsel? To go after people and their families for unrelated offenses...Constitution was set up to prevent this...Stormtrooper tactics almost," the tweet quoting Penn said.
Trump added: "Disgrace!"
Mark Penn “Why are there people from the Clinton Foundation on the Mueller Staff? Why is there an Independent Coun… https://t.co/FlpVbEo8fD— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1528047242.0
Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani also compared FBI agents to "stormtroopers" last month after they raided the office of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen.
"I know the New York FBI," former FBI Director James Comey tweeted in response to Giuliani. "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