Mazie Hirono: ‘Walls are closing in’ on Trump

Sen. Mazie HironoMazie Keiko HironoCitizens lose when partisans play politics with the federal judiciary Warren, Harris, Gillibrand back efforts to add justices to Supreme Court Liberal commentator: Trump's warning that supporters could play tough is a 'violent dog whistle' MORE (D-Hawaii) on Monday said that she believes the "walls are closing in" on President TrumpDonald John TrumpHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Countdown clock is on for Mueller conclusions Omar: White supremacist attacks are rising because Trump publicly says 'Islam hates us' MORE in terms of his legal woes.

"The president is always on the attack, especially when the walls are closing in," Hirono said on CNN's "The Situation Room." 


The senator was discussing Trump's tweets on Sunday, in which he claimed that the FBI "broke into" his former lawyer Michael Cohen's office. 

"[Trump] said the FBI just broke into Cohen’s office," Hirono said. "Nothing like that happened."

The FBI in April raided Cohen's home, office and hotel room, seizing troves of documents and computer files. The search warrants for the raids came in part based on a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller's office. 

Cohen was sentenced last week to three years in prison for crimes he says he committed on Trump's orders. 

"One hopes that the truth will prevail but with the president, that’s really of little concern to [Trump], apparently," Hirono said. 

Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyHarry Reid slams Comey for Russia election meddling If Mueller's report lacks indictments, collusion is a delusion Conservatives wage assault on Mueller report MORE on Monday claimed the president is "lying about the FBI, attacking the FBI and attacking the rule of law in this country." 

When reporters asked what Comey thought about Trump calling Cohen, who is now cooperating with federal investigators, a “rat,” Comey responded it “undermines the rule of law.”

“This is the president of the United States calling a witness who is cooperating with his own Justice Department a ‘rat,’ ” Comey said, suggesting people at home reflect on “where we have ended up." 

Comey’s rebuke of the president and his fellow Republicans came after he returned to Capitol Hill on Monday for a final interview with GOP lawmakers before Democrats take control of the House.