Comey makes first prominent public outing since firing
© Greg Nash

Former FBI Director James Comey and his wife attended "Fun Home" the musical in Washington D.C. on Saturday, his first public outing since being abruptly fired by President Trump last Tuesday.

Comey has stayed out of the spotlight since Trump announced his firing on Tuesday, but had reportedly purchased tickets awhile back to see the matinee performance of the Tony award-winning musical during its tour stop in D.C.


A lead producer of the Show told the New York Times on Saturday that both Comey and his wife appeared "emotionally affected" by the show.

“It’s awfully moving, but I would imagine doubly so at the end of a week like this,” Barbara Whitman wrote in an email to The Times. “I was a little tongue-tied, and as they were leaving, I said, ‘Get home safe,’ as if I were his mom, and also as if he doesn’t know every F.B.I. agent in the country.”