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James Comey

The former FBI director tells Terry Gross that he wants to sound the alarm about the "forest fire" of the Trump presidency — and also to defend the FBI against charges of partisanship. "People love the FBI when they think it's on their side," Comey says. "We were not — and are not — on anybody's side." Comey talks about being fired by President Trump, hiding from the president in a curtain, and the origin of his now-famous use of the word "lordy." His new memoir is 'A Higher Loyalty.'

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