CNN is giving former FBI Director James Comey a platform as he will be appearing in a town hall hosted by the network next month.
Comey, who was fired by President Trump last May, will be reportedly answering questions with a live audience at the April 25 event.
“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,” CNN’s public relations team announcedWednesday.
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) March 28, 2018
“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 Clinton e-mail investigation and potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia,” the release read.
The town hall event will follow an April 19 interview of Comey scheduled with CNN’s Jake Tapper which is reportedly part of the former FBI chief’s book tour.
Comey has been quite vocal in his criticism of President Trump and his administration, even if many of his comments have not directly mentioned the president by name.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) March 1, 2018
He directed a message to Trump earlier this month after FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired.
Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon. And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not.
— James Comey (@Comey) March 17, 2018
CNN’s town hall will probably draw in its share of viewers curious to hear what Comey has to say on his own behalf and, with the network’s track record of presenting biased coverage of anything Trump, liberals will eat it up.
Others, however, had recent memories of the one-sided town hall on gun violence following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last month.
“These are not journalistic exercises. These are partisan political ones,” conservative commentator and author Michelle Malkin said after last month’s town hall.
— ✨Heather Grahme✨ (@HeatherXoXG) March 28, 2018
A softball interview with staged questions from fake townspeople.
— Rick O’Shay (@kU66PHAs0mTTNpO) March 28, 2018
More circus by liberal propaganda driven @CNN.
— marticka13 (@Marticka13) March 28, 2018
Yea, I don’t think you can be charged for perjury in a town hall so he can generate as much BS as he wants. Oh wait, Libs can do that under oath so it doesn’t really matter the venue. https://t.co/ANaGaLyQbp
— Taz Devil (@taazzzzva) March 28, 2018
What is with CNN and these unhelpful townhalls
— Owen Bradford (@owen_bradford7) March 28, 2018
If I recall last Townhall ” staged” by @CNN had a Sheriff sit & repeated lie & misrepresent to support the Left ( & CNN’s) political agenda. I suspect this will be much of the same
— Peter J. Dawson (@PeterDawsonUSA) March 28, 2018
Comedy Central would do a better job at handling this clown
— Northern Polo Club – Pro Jock (@pkspoloclub) March 28, 2018