Former FBI Director James Comey is gearing up for an earthquake media tour to promote his new book “A Higher Loyalty.” On ABC, the network is already teasing their exclusive between Comey and George Stephanopoulos that will air Sunday night.
“How strange is it for you to sit here and compare the president to a mob boss,” asks Stephanopoulos to a stone-faced Comey — teasing potential viewers of what bombshells may come from the ex-FBI director regarding President Trump.
Comey doesn’t actually say a word in the promo, which instead relies on featuring a series of intense questions from Stephanopoulos.
“The exclusive interview everyone will be talking about,” reads a faceless announcer, warning anyone who might think of missing it.
After several mostly uneventful years at FBI director, James Comey came under a microscope in for his agency’s conduct in the 2016 election.
As we now know, both Hillary Clinton and the Trump campaign were investigated during this period — but the American public were only aware of the former. Despite clearing Clinton of official misconduct in her use of a private email server to send government information, Comey’s decision to reopen the case days before the election has been cited by Hillary partisans — and Clinton herself — as a proximate cause of her defeat.
After initially embracing Comey when he became president, Trump ultimately fired him as his investigation of collusion between his campaign and Russia heated up. Comey’s ouster from the FBI played a direct role in the decision by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s decision to appoint special counsel Robert Mueller.