Former FBI Director James Comey's testimony Thursday showed he was "weak" by not challenging President Donald Trump on ending the Michael Flynn investigation, Alan Dershowitz and Michael Reagan told Newsmax TV.
"Comey seemed so weak as an FBI director – to say he was nervous, he didn't know what to say, he was caught off guard and all these things," Reagan, a political commentator and eldest son of former President Ronald Reagan, told Miranda Khan on "Newsmax Now."
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"When you're the FBI director, what do you mean you couldn't talk to the president of the United States and say, 'Mr. President, I just feel that's not conversation we should be having.'"
Dershowitz, the Harvard Law School professor emeritus, described Comey as a "director who's very selective in what he's tough and what he's weak.
"He's afraid of seagulls," he told Khan. "He won't even announce publicly what he has a friend of his leak to the media.
"That showed a great lack of courage.
"He wouldn't stand up to the president and say: 'Mr. President, what you're doing violates Justice Department rules.'
"He agrees with the president that he'll be honestly loyal," Dershowitz continued. "He agrees with the president that Flynn's a good guy.
"He was anxious to keep his job but also anxious to keep his reputation.
"Now, he comes in front of the Senate and he flexes his muscles – and he tells us what a great guy he is, but when the rubber hit the road, he didn't show that kind of courage."
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