In a moment seemingly engineered to generate enraged tweets from the president, former FBI director James Comey will speak to Amazon employees next week as part of his ongoing book tour.
The talk is set for Monday
The Intercept broke the news of the talk last night, and reported that it’s set for Monday at 10AM in Seattle. An Amazon spokesperson confirmed the talk and said it was part of a series of discussions at the company, known as Fishbowls. The spokesperson said the company has hosted 35 authors in the past year.
Comey has been hitting the press circuit to publicize his new memoir, A Higher Loyalty, which takes aim at President Trump, calling him “untethered to truth.” The tour itself has also given Comey an ample platform to continue criticizing the president, which he’s used to discuss both Trump’s leadership skills and the excessive length of his ties.
In recent weeks, both Comey and Amazon have been targets of the president’s tweets. This week, Trump wrote that “Slippery James Comey” was “the worst FBI Director in history.” Meanwhile, he’s spent several weeks repeatedly criticizing Amazon’s relationship with the Postal Service, saying the service has been acting as the company’s “delivery boy.” Trump has not yet said anything about the confluence of the two targets, but the forecast of a tweetstorm seems high.