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Far-right activist interrupts Comey book event

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A right-wing activist on Wednesday interrupted former FBI Director James Comey during an event promoting his book in New York City.

Laura Loomer, a self-proclaimed investigative journalist, stood up and shouted at Comey while he was preparing to answer written audience questions at a Barnes & Noble event.

Loomer shouted “You’re going to get locked up” and called Comey a criminal, saying that he would be “prosecuted for your transgressions” in a video posted to her Twitter account.


“You are not an ethical leader!” she yelled as security staff escorted her from the bookstore. 

Loomer asked Comey about his role in overseeing the FBI’s investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign’s ties to Russia and the dossier of opposition research that was reportedly used as a piece of evidence in opening the probe.

In a tweet following her removal from the bookstore, Loomer fumed that Comey had refused to answer her question because it was not pre-screened. Other questions the former FBI director answered were written down on paper beforehand. 

“Who does @JamesComey think he is to tell me and others what we can and can’t ask? I’ll ask him anything I want to ask whenever I want,” she said.

President Trump fired Comey nearly a year ago, which Comey said he believes was related to refusing to oblige Trump’s request to go easy on an investigation into the president’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

The New York City appearance was one of many Comey is making on his promotional tour for his book “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” which discusses his time at the FBI and his relationship with Trump.

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