Former FBI Director James Comey and Lanny Davis, an adviser to Michael Cohen, each slammed President Donald Trump on Sunday for what they said was Trump “lying” about FBI raids of the home, office and hotel room of the President’s former lawyer and fixer earlier this year.
In a tweet, Comey pointed out that the FBI carried out the raids for Cohen’s materials after obtaining a search warrant — a far cry from the break-in Trump asserted had occurred in his own tweet Sunday morning.
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
And, speaking On CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Davis, Cohen’s former attorney and current adviser, said of the search warrant execution: “[Cohen] not only consented to [the search], he thanked them for their courtesy as they left, and you have a President denouncing the FBI, lying about a warrant and a legal search.”
“He’s the top law enforcement officer of the country and who does he praise? He praises people who have lied and refused to cooperate, the opposite of what a president should do,” Davis added.
Lanny Davis: "You have a President denouncing the FBI, lying about a warrant and a legal search." pic.twitter.com/HIkC7Dv8Zt
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) December 16, 2018
Cohen himself said in an interview shortly after the raids: “I am unhappy to have my personal residence and office raided. But I will tell you that members of the FBI that conducted the search and seizure were all extremely professional, courteous and respectful. And I thanked them at the conclusion.”