Sen. Chris Coons criticized President Donald Trump for his weekend tweets bashing the Mueller probe, saying on CNN the president sounds more like a “mob boss” than the commander in chief.
“Remember, Michael Cohen only became a ‘Rat’ after the FBI did something which was absolutely unthinkable & unheard of until the Witch Hunt was illegally started,” Trump wrote on Twitter Saturday. “They BROKE INTO AN ATTORNEY’S OFFICE! Why didn’t they break into the DNC to get the Server, or Crooked’s office?”
Remember, Michael Cohen only became a “Rat” after the FBI did something which was absolutely unthinkable & unheard of until the Witch Hunt was illegally started. They BROKE INTO AN ATTORNEY’S OFFICE! Why didn’t they break into the DNC to get the Server, or Crooked’s office?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 16, 2018
On CNN’s New Day Monday morning, Delaware Democrat Coons said “the president is clearly going after the rule of law in our criminal justice system and he’s undermining it.”
“For the millions of people who follow closely what President Trump has to say on Twitter every day, the idea that the FBI broke into his attorney’s office runs right up against the foundation of our law, which is the FBI was executing a dually-authorized warrant,” he continued. “So law enforcement — federal, state, local law enforcement doesn’t just break into people’s offices. They were executing a warrant issued with the approval of a judge. This is part of how investigations work.”
Coons added: “His use of the term ‘rat’ for Michael Cohen and mischaracterizing this as a break-in to his attorney’s office, frankly, makes him sound more like a mob boss than President of the United States.”
The senator’s view was one shared by Fox News contributor and National Review writer Andrew McCarthy, who advised Trump lay off the “mobster lingo.”
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