Mazie Hirono: ‘Walls are closing in’ on Trump

Sen. Mazie HironoMazie Keiko HironoSenate Democrats to Garland: 'It's time to end the federal death penalty' Democrats warn shrinking Biden's spending plan could backfire Hillicon Valley: Facebook tightens teen protections | FBI cautions against banning ransomware payments | Republicans probe White House-social media collaboration MORE (D-Hawaii) on Monday said that she believes the "walls are closing in" on President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol 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 ComeyGiuliani told investigators it was OK to 'throw a fake' during campaign DOJ watchdog unable to determine if FBI fed Giuliani information ahead of 2016 election Biden sister has book deal, set to publish in April 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.