Former FBI director James Comey is coming to Chicago to promote his new memoir that chronicles his government career, including his time with President Donald Trump.
Comey’s local appearance, set for April 20 at the 1,500-seat Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., is part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. The event quickly sold out and the waitlist is full, according to the Chicago Humanities Festival website.
A handful of resale tickets for the event are going for $500-$1,000 each on StubHub, well above the face values ranging from $35 for students and teachers to $60 for the general public.
Comey’s book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, And Leadership,” releases next Tuesday but has already garnered a huge amount of attention as early excerpts have been published. In the book, Comey refers to Trump as “unethical” and “untethered to truth,” the Associated Press reported Thursday.
Trump on Friday unleashed a series of tweets calling Comey a “weak” and “untruthful slime ball who was, as time has proven, a terrible Director of the FBI.”
Trump’s sudden May 2017 firing of Comey drew intense criticism from critics. The former director gave a live televised testimony to the U.S. Senate a month later, drawing 19.5 million viewers.