Comey says he sang Beyoncé’s 'Sandcastles' during FBI briefing
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James ComeyJames Brien ComeyRosenstein report gives GOP new ammo against DOJ Gowdy: Declassified documents unlikely to change anyone's mind on Russia investigation Pompeo on Rosenstein bombshell: Maybe you just ought to find something else to do if you can't be on the team 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.