Comey says he sang Beyoncé’s 'Sandcastles' during FBI briefing
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James ComeyJames Brien ComeyBiden to keep Wray as FBI director Comey: 'Republican Party has to be burned to the ground' Juan Williams: The real 'Deep State' is pro-Trump MORE claims he once sang Beyoncé’s “Sandcastles” during an official FBI briefing.

While promoting the release of his new memoir, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership," which details his role as FBI director under both the Obama and Trump administrations, the former FBI director recalled the time he received a counterintelligence case with the code name “Sandcastles.” 


“They always have weird code names,” Comey told "PBS NewsHour." “It was ‘Sandcastles,’ and so I said ‘Beyoncé!’ And I was the only one in the room who had any idea what I was talking about. People were like ‘What?’ I said, ‘We built sandcastles’ — Honest to God, I sung like that.”

"Sandcastles" is the eighth track on Beyonce's sixth and most recent studio album, "Lemonade."

The ex-FBI chief says he also enjoys listening to Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar.

He added that he doesn't watch the high-tension espionage thrillers "Homeland" or "The Americans" on TV, preferring comfort viewing such as "This Is Us."

“Because look: Why do I need that stress?” he asked.

“It’s like, ‘I’m gonna die.’ Why do I need that? I get that all day long. But now that I’m totally zen, and don’t wear ties anymore, maybe I will get back to it,” he added.