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 ComeyThe new marshmallow media in the Biden era McCabe defends investigation of Trump before Senate committee: We had 'many reasons' The Memo: Trump retains narrow path to victory 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.  


"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 ClintonThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Third vaccine candidate with 90% efficacy Biden won — so why did Trump's popularity hit its highest point ever? The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Calls mount to start transition as Biden readies Cabinet picks MORE e-mail investigation and potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia," it continues. 

Comey, who was fired by President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden team wants to understand Trump effort to 'hollow out government agencies' Trump's remaking of the judicial system Overnight Defense: Trump transgender ban 'inflicts concrete harms,' study says | China objects to US admiral's Taiwan visit MORE last May in events that led to the appointment of 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, 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 McCabeMcCabe defends investigation of Trump before Senate committee: We had 'many reasons' The Hill's 12:30 Report: What to know about the Pfizer vaccine announcement Watch live: McCabe testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee 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.