Charlton Defends Comey

Paul Charlton

Paul Charlton

NAFUSA member Paul Charlton (Arizona 2001-2007) penned an OpEd on November 4, 2016 in The Washington Post, in defense of FBI Director James Comey: James Comey has always believed in doing what’s right and ignoring politics.

Charlton writes:

Now Comey, the director of the FBI, is being accused of interfering in the presidential election for notifying Congress last week that federal agents had found new emails that could be pertinent to the bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private server. What Comey is doing, though, is what he’s always done: standing up for what he believes is right, no matter the political consequences.


While many may disagree with Comey’s decisions today, we are better served if we reserve judgment. In the near future, the nation will look back and realize the wisdom of trusting a public servant with moral character.