Former FBI director James Comey is unquestionably a hero who was bogged down by the unscrupulous environment that surrounded him, infers the Institutional Investor. It quotes Comey’s former superior and Bridgewater Associates founder, Ray Dalio, affirming Comey's moral integrity. He explains that Comey did the right thing, despite knowing it would be controversial and damage his reputation. The article asserts that Comey’s handling of the Clinton email investigation was unorthodox but lawful as he complied with a doctrine of radical transparency.
James Comey committed such a large series of mistakes as former FBI director that he should have been out of a job far earlier, suggests Charles Krauthammer of the Washington Post. He argues that Comey made the Clinton email scandal blow up by self-righteously speaking about it publicly several times during the election, thereby influencing its outcome. Making claims and then contradicting himself was highly unprofessional, implies Krauthammer. In his opinion, Comey should have quietly resigned after each of the many missteps that he made in recent months.