Former FBI director James Comey has booked his first-ever late night talk show appearance and — shocker — it’s with one of his former boss Donald Trump’s biggest critics. Comey will sit down on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” April 17, the same day his book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” lands in stores nationwide.
Colbert announced the appearance Tuesday night.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) March 7, 2018
Comey’s “The Late Show” appearance will be his second interview since being fired by Donald Trump in May, 2017. His first will be two days earlier with George Stephanopoulos, during a “20/20” primetime special set to air April 15 on ABC.
While “A Higher Loyalty” will detail several significant moments from Comey’s decades-long career in government, readers will likely skip ahead to see if he dishes on his tumultuous final months as FBI director, which included his highly criticized, late-in-the-election comments about the investigation of Hillary Clinton, and of course the beginning of Trump’s presidency.
Trump dismissed Comey as FBI director on May 9, 2017, following weeks of private and public complaints about Comey’s handling of the investigation into possible Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election. However, the ensuing uproar over Comey’s termination led directly to the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel overseeing the investigation.