Comey expected to use book tour to directly challenge lies about FBI: report
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Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump jabs at FBI director over testimony on Russia, antifa Graham: Comey to testify about FBI's Russia probe, Mueller declined invitation Barr criticizes DOJ in speech declaring all agency power 'is invested in the attorney general' MORE is expected to use a tour to promote his upcoming memoir to push back on what he sees as lies and misrepresentations of the bureau he once led.

Axios reported Friday that Comey is set to push back against attacks on the FBI, which President TrumpDonald John TrumpHR McMaster says president's policy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is 'unwise' Cast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response MORE and some congressional Republicans have accused of working to undermine the president.

Comey, who served under three presidential administrations, is also expected to compare his tenure in the Bush and Obama administrations to his time in Trump's administration, according to Axios.

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Comey's book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership," is due out April 17.

The former FBI chief is set to embark on a tour to promote the title next month with stops in New York; Washington; Chicago; Seattle; Portland, Ore.; Boston; Miami; Los Angeles; San Francisco and Kansas City, Mo., Axios reported.

Comey was abruptly fired by Trump last year, and has faced scrutiny from the White House and some GOP lawmakers for his handling of the investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: FBI chief says Russia is trying to interfere in election to undermine Biden | Treasury Dept. sanctions Iranian government-backed hackers The Hill's Campaign Report: Arizona shifts towards Biden | Biden prepares for drive-in town hall | New Biden ad targets Latino voters FBI chief says Russia is trying to interfere in election to undermine Biden MORE's use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of State, and for the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE, who was appointed to carry out the Russia investigation after Comey's ouster, is reportedly also looking at whether Trump tried to obstruct justice by firing Comey.

Comey has been at the center of controversies surrounding Trump, including allegations that the president asked him for a loyalty pledge shortly after taking office and later pressed him to drop the FBI's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.