Former FBI director James Comey will discuss his new memoir, ‘A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership,’ and his career in government on Wednesday, May 2, at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Nearly one year after President Donald Trump fired him, Comey remains in the headlines.
“An Evening With James Comey” is sure to bring up topics aside from his number one bestselling book.
Tickets cost $45 via ArshtCenter.org. Each sale will include a copy of Comey’s book, “A Higher Loyalty.”
On the Arsht Center’s website promotional for “An Evening With James Comey,” the event promises “never-before-told experiences” along with Comey’s “exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions.”
A month before his memoir was released, the book already ranked No. 1 on Amazon’s nonfiction bestseller list. The April 17 publishing created an additional spike in sales.
“Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon,” Comey tweeted when Trump commented on his behavior, “And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not.”
The book tackles the former FBI director’s brief but contentious relationship with Trump in 2017, and his firing as he led a criminal investigation into whether Trump’s advisers colluded with the Russian government to steer the results of the 2016 presidential election.
Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush.
The event should be filled with interesting insights on how Comey’s career took him from prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration’s policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.
For more information including tickets, go to ArshtCenter.org.