Charles Krauthammer said James Comey is a coward for not doing anything about the Loretta Lynch-Bill Clinton tarmac meeting, where the former FBI director admitted he considered calling for a special counsel but ultimately decided against doing so.
Krauthammer later said Comey is not a paradigm of integrity and that he folded like a cheap suit over what to do about the plane situation. The syndicated columnist said while Comey did not have a good day, President Trump had a bad day.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: He wasn't a good advocate today. I didn't think he presented a good case. And on a day when the press secretary says the president is not a liar, you've had a bad day. I don't think there's any other way to read this.
I don't think Comey had a good day for himself but surely the president had a bad day and it's that clip you showed at the beginning in which Angus King asked Comey, the president said, so-and-so, is it true? No. Is it true? No. Remember back in July, a similar thing happened in a Congressional hearing where Comey was asked about statements Hillary had made one at a time. Is that true? No. That devastated her.
I think this sort of brings home the question of the president's credibility, which is always a big loss. I don't think Comey did any good for himself. He showed himself -- I think he was credible in part because he showed himself to be cowardly, caving into Loretta Lynch, characterizing the investigation into Hillary in a way that helped her campaign that he knew was wrong but he did it anyway and not objecting.
Here's the central question: if you thought this was obstruction of justice when Trump was asking you to drop the Flynn thing, why didn't you resign? Why didn't you even bring it up with the president or anybody in Justice? Anyway, this is a man, I don't know if cowardly is the right word. But he sure has post-facto integrity.