James Comey Makes His Case to America
In a long career in long enforcement, the former F.B.I. Director James Comey aimed to be above politics, but in the 2016 election he stepped directly into it. In his book, “A Higher Loyalty,” Comey makes the case to America that he handled the F.B.I. investigations into Hillary Clinton’s e-mails and Donald Trump’s campaign correctly, regardless of the consequences. Clinton still claims she was “shivved,” and blames Comey for derailing her campaign. Trump calls Comey a “slimeball” and a “nutjob” and blames him for the Russia investigations that may yet derail his presidency. David Remnick spoke with Comey at a public event at New York’s Town Hall on April 19, 2018, and asked him how he can still stand by his choices.