The former FBI director whose firing by U.S. President Donald Trump sparked the probe by special counsel Robert Mueller, is coming to Winnipeg.
James Comey is scheduled to speak at the Western Canada Information Security Conference at the RBC Convention Centre on May 29.
Comey, who has been promoting his memoir A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, is the lunchtime keynote speaker at the two-day conference.
His book sharply criticizes Trump, whom he describes as unethical and “untethered to truth.”
The 6-8 Comey took personal shots at the American president, describing him as shorter than he expected with a “too long” tie and “bright white half-moons” under his eyes that appeared to come from tanning goggles. In his book, Comey said he made a conscious effort to check the president’s hand size, noting it was “smaller than mine but did not seem unusually so.”
Comey compared Trump to a mafia don and called his leadership of the United States “ego driven and about personal loyalty.”
Trump has responded by calling Comey a “showboat” and a “liar.” Comey has faced enraged criticism on both sides of the political aisle in the U.S.
As FBI director, Comey came under fire in July 2016 for announcing the status of the investigation into then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of an unsecure email server during her time as secretary of state. Comey announced that that “no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case” against her for mishandling classified information, which enraged Republicans.