Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) tore into the FBI after its raid of President Trump‘s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, likening agents’ actions to those of the secret police during the Nazi era.
“This whole thing is an absurdity. We’ve now had Paul Manafort and his wife in their pajamas at 3 in the morning having the FBI break down the door,” he said on Wednesday, referring to an FBI raid last year at the home of Trump’s former campaign manager.
“Cohen, the lawyer, had the door taken off of the hinges at 6 in the morning.”
He also tore into the Justice Department and said the country is supposed to have the “rule of law.”
“It ain’t the rule of law when they kick in your door at 3 in the morning and you’re faced with armed men. And you have had no reason to be told you’re going to have that kind of treatment,” he continued.
“That’s Stalin. That’s the Gestapo in Germany. That shouldn’t be the American FBI.”