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 ComeyPavlich: Mueller’s indictment of the media How the Clinton machine flooded the FBI with Trump-Russia dirt … until agents bit Mueller’s report: Release enough, but not too much 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 ClintonPavlich: Mueller’s indictment of the media Poll shows 36 percent support Trump's reelection, 43 percent prefer generic Democrat How the Clinton machine flooded the FBI with Trump-Russia dirt … until agents bit MORE e-mail investigation and potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia," it continues. 

Comey, who was fired by President TrumpDonald John TrumpCoast Guard chief: 'Unacceptable' that service members must rely on food pantries, donations amid shutdown Dem lawmaker apologizes after saying it's never been legal in US to force people to work for free Grassley to hold drug pricing hearing MORE last May in events that led to the appointment of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe 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 McCabeHow the Clinton machine flooded the FBI with Trump-Russia dirt … until agents bit Barr’s first task as AG: Look at former FBI leaders’ conduct FISA shocker: DOJ official warned Steele dossier was connected to Clinton, might be biased 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.