Comey: 'Truth exists and truth matters'

Comey: 'Truth exists and truth matters'
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Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyChris Wallace on Yovanovitch testimony: 'If you're not moved, you don't have a pulse' Day one impeachment hearings draw 13.1M viewers, down 32 percent from Comey hearings There are poor ideas, bad ones and Facebook's Libra MORE on Sunday said that truth "matters," apparently in response to Rudy Giuliani’s comments regarding President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report MORE getting caught in a potential perjury trap as part of the special counsel probe.

“Truth exists and truth matters,” Comey wrote. “Truth has always been the touchstone of our country’s justice system and political life.”

“If we are untethered to truth, our justice system cannot function and a society based on the rule of law dissolves,” Comey continued.

Comey’s comments come after statements Giuliani made Sunday morning on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

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Giuliani expressed concerns about a potential perjury trap to anchor Chuck Todd, saying, “And when you tell me that he should testify because he’s going to tell the truth and he shouldn’t worry, well that’s so silly because that’s somebody’s version of the truth, not the truth.”

“Truth is truth,” Todd said.

“No it isn’t. Truth isn’t truth," Giuliani responded.

Todd then warned Giuliani that his words were likely “to become a bad meme.”

Comey was not the only one to fire back at Giuliani for his phrasing. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) tweeted out Sunday that Giuliani’s statement “is another step towards authoritarianism.”

Comey has been a frequent critic of the Trump administration, as it has been of him.

When the Trump administration revoked former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanTrump bemoans 'double standard' in Stone conviction The curious timeline for taking down Trump Brennan: Russian election interference 'changed the mind of at least one voter' MORE’s security clearance last Wednesday, Comey criticized the administration, saying Trump was going after those who disagree with him.

The Trump administration said last week that it is considering pulling Comey’s security clearance among that of other former officials.