Trump speaks like a gangster instead of a president. That’s because he is a mob boss.
This is from the President of our country, lying about the lawful execution of a search warrant issued by a federal judge. Shame on Republicans who don’t speak up at this moment — for the FBI, the rule of law, and the truth. pic.twitter.com/c5dhQBnmyi
— James Comey (@Comey) December 16, 2018
They didn’t break into his office. They had search warrants authorized by a federal judge – who would need to find probable cause – for his office, home and hotel he was staying at https://t.co/dL0L3ynQkl
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 16, 2018
I know it’s hard when you try and hide behind a lawyer & attorney client privilege & it doesn’t work because two different Judges said very little was privileged because he wasn’t really your lawyer but your fixer. Saw it all the time in Mafia cases, so I get that it’s scary. https://t.co/br4kLZdXWn
— Mimi Rocah (@Mimirocah1) December 16, 2018
FACT-CHECK: Rank & file FBI agents were executing a lawful court order.
Now would be a good time for rule of law Republicans & DOJ leadership to slam this alarming shot at FBI agents and government cooperators. Your deafening silence permits this corrosive narrative to continue. https://t.co/dv2wZwgLZu
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) December 16, 2018
To recap, the President of the United States is calling someone a rat for cooperating with *the Justice Department he oversees*
When Trumpers harrumph about "show me the attacks on the rule of law," this is a prime example.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) December 16, 2018
Wow. Andy is a strong conservative former Federal prosecutor who Trump himself invoked and retweeted earlier to try to bolster his defense. https://t.co/ri4xEaQ6en
— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) December 16, 2018
Wrote back in August, this president uses lexicon of a gangster. Whatever one thinks of M. Cohen — for @POTUS to call him a “rat” — utterly disgraceful & unconscionable.
And, DOJ doesn’t “break into” attorney offices w/o cause, warrant approved by judge. https://t.co/wahhQ3WDx1
— James A. Gagliano (@JamesAGagliano) December 16, 2018
My former colleague Andy McCarthy, one of the President's most steady and articulate defenders, is starting to take the measure of the man he has so vigorously defended. POTUS's language reflects the mentality of an at risk mob boss, not of a President.There is a reason for that. https://t.co/FXTVqt1Rdf
— Michael R. Bromwich (@mrbromwich) December 16, 2018
1. This is obvious but the FBI didn’t “break into” anything. They executed court-approved search warrants.
2. The Mueller investigation was not “illegally started.” Four separate federal judges have upheld Mueller’s appointment and authorities. https://t.co/zLDUe1lWmk
— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) December 16, 2018
I worked mafia cases for years in SDNY, mainly Gambino and Genovese. I usually hesitate to make this comparison but here it is completely warranted. This – calling somebody who provides information to law enforcement a “rat” – is straight up mob boss language. https://t.co/K8w46rVMP5
— Elie Honig (@eliehonig) December 16, 2018