Comey attends charity event at New York Times building
© Twitter/Maggie Haberman

Former FBI Director James Comey was spotted at The New York Times building on Thursday with his wife, but the two didn't visit the offices of the paper — they were attending a ceremony for a nonprofit on another floor. 

The Daily Mail first reported the images of Comey in the building; however, later in the evening, Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted that he was in the building for a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) ceremony in another office within the building — not meeting with reporters.


CASA is a nonprofit that is focused on court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children. 


The photos originally stirred talk that Comey could be speaking with reporters, especially after his bombshell testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this month in which he admitted to having a friend leak memos of his conversations with President Trump to The New York Times.

The memos detailed how Trump asked Comey to end the bureau's investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 election. The memos eventually led to the appointment of a special counsel to oversee the federal probe.