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CNN to host town hall with Comey next month

CNN to host town hall with Comey next month
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Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien Comey'Fox News Sunday' to mark 25 years on air Showtime developing limited series about Jan. 6 Capitol riot Wray says FBI not systemically racist MORE will sit down for a CNN town hall on April 25, the network announced on Wednesday 

"The one-hour primetime Town Hall, moderated by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, will be live from Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall at Comey’s alma mater, William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and will be co-hosted by the Student Assembly at William & Mary," reads the release from CNN’s public relations.  

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"Following the release of Comey’s book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies & Leadership, Cooper will moderate a conversation between Comey and a live audience as they discuss his FBI career, his public firing and the high profile cases he oversaw including the bureau’s handling of the Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMcConnell: Taliban could take over Afghanistan by 'the end of the year' Hillary Clinton: There must be a 'global reckoning' with disinformation Pelosi's archbishop calls for Communion to be withheld from public figures supporting abortion rights MORE e-mail investigation and potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia," it continues. 

Comey, who was fired by President TrumpDonald TrumpVeteran accused in alleged border wall scheme faces new charges Arizona Republicans to brush off DOJ concern about election audit FEC drops investigation into Trump hush money payments MORE last May in events that led to the appointment of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE, will also be interviewed by CNN’s Jake Tapper at 4 p.m. on April 19 as part of a book tour that includes interviews with Fox News’s Bret Baier and ABC's George Stephanopoulos, among others. 

Comey slammed Trump just hours after the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeJohn Durham's endgame: Don't expect criminal charges Carter Page sues over surveillance related to Russia probe McCabe defends investigation of Trump before Senate committee: We had 'many reasons' MORE earlier this month, stating Americans will “judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not.”

“Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon. And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not,” Comey tweeted on March 17

CNN has held dozens of town hall–style events in recent years, dating back to the 2015–2016 presidential primaries. In recent weeks, the network hosted a town hall on gun violence and school shootings following the February mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.