Appearing on Fox Business with Lou Dobbs Monday night, D.C. attorneys Victoria Toensing and Joe diGenova angrily denounced the FBI’s raid on Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s home and office, calling it a “disgraceful” act of “bad faith.”
The couple blistered Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Department of Justice Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christipher Wray, whom DiGenova called “anti-Trumpers” who were using “terroristic” tactics to “take down” President Trump. And they took a parting shot at Mueller’s “pitbull,” Andrew Weissman, who diGenova suggested played a huge role in the Monday’s raid.
“Mueller and his gang have weaponized the criminal justice system,” Toensing exclaimed. “These no-knock raids that were done on his personal lawyer’s house and offices — those are the kinds of tactics reserved for dope dealers and for terrorists.”
Toensing argued that the raids were “not the regular order” and that the FBI should have issued a subpoena and given Cohen an opportunity to voluntarily hand over the documents, as he’s been doing all along.
“I think that the raid today on Mr. Cohen’s office was an act of bad faith on the part of the special prosecutor even though he was not responsible for the raid, he caused it to occur through the Southern District of New York,” said a fuming diGenova.
He characterized the special counsel’s actions as “in terrorem tactics.”
“They’re using the grand jury in a terroristic way, in order to frighten people, to intimidate people and to try to influence the conduct of the president of the United States. I think that what Mr. Mueller has done, under the guidance of Mr. Rosenstein and with the assistance of FBI Director Wray, is disgraceful. I think it is an embarrassment to the Department of Justice. And the fact that they’re not embarrassed tells you something about these three people — Mueller, Wray and Rosenstein,” diGenova said.
“It is clear to me now that Mueller, Wray and Rosenstein are anti-Trumpers. This is not a good-faith federal investigation. It is designed to embarrass the president, and I believe that they have determined that they want to take him down,” he continued.
“I think that this is one of the most disgraceful events in American law enforcement in the history of our country and should be an embarrassment to all three of them but is apparently is not,” diGenova declared.
Toensing agreed, saying, “I think there is no evidence of collusion with the Russians and so what Mueller and his people are trying to do is to goad the president into firing them.”
She told Dobbs that unlike Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, who was on the show earlier, she didn’t think the president should fire Mueller.
“I do not think that the president ought to be goaded into doing this. He should stay cool,” she said.
The couple took a few parting shots at Mueller deputy Andy Weissman, who attended Hillary Clinton’s election night party and praised outgoing acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she was fired in January by President Trump for defying his travel ban order.
“He is the one that in the Enron investigation brought down the whole company of Arthur Anderson on false charges which the Supreme Court overturned 9 to zip,” Toensing said. “And by the way, he was also the direct supervisor of my client Doug Campbell in Uranium One, and it was one of his lawyers who threatened my client with prosecution if he talked about the case.”
“There’s no doubt that the Weissman thuggery came into play today,” diGenova added. “This is right out of Weissman’s playbook. He is a thug and Bob Mueller ought to be ashamed of himself for having people like this on his staff.”