Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyGiuliani told investigators it was OK to 'throw a fake' during campaign DOJ watchdog unable to determine if FBI fed Giuliani information ahead of 2016 election Biden sister has book deal, set to publish in April MORE says there are aspects of the investigation into Russian election meddling that have not yet been revealed to the public, hinting in an interview that developments that occurred before his firing last year have yet to be reported.
In a Tuesday night appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Comey told the host that there are some things he couldn't include in his new book because it is classified.
"Are there things that you know about the Russia investigation that were happening before you were fired that we haven’t learned yet as a public?" Colbert asked the former FBI chief.
"Yes," Comey responded.
"Can you tell me what those are?" Colbert continued, to laughs.
"No," Comey answered, chuckling. "No, and they're not in the book. I had to have my book reviewed by the FBI to make sure it didn't contain classified information or sensitive investigative information, so it's not in the book."
"OK," Colbert responded, motioning to a cup of red wine near Comey. "Drink some more wine."
Comey's book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership," is expected to top both the Amazon and New York Times nonfiction best-seller lists, with the book's British-based publisher deciding to print an additional 700,000 copies due to high demand.
The former FBI chief was fired last year, with Trump saying at the time that Comey's handling of the Russia investigation was a factor. Comey's firing led to the appointment of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE, who today heads the Russia probe.
Trump has called Comey a “LEAKER & LIAR” over the revelations published in the book.
“James Comey is a proven LEAKER & LIAR. Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the terrible job he did-until he was, in fact, fired,” Trump wrote on Twitter.