James Comey CNN town hall
Our live coverage of James Comey's town hall has ended. Scroll through the posts below to see how it unfolded.
An audience member asked James Comey if he would ever run for office. Comey had an easy answer.
"No, never," he said firmly. "I admire good people that run for office. We need good people on both sides of the aisle running for office. It's not my thing," he said, adding that there are other ways to contribute and to serve your community and country without running.
He said he would, however, canvas for Democrats in the upcoming election because he believes in oversight of the president.
Former FBI Director James Comey had a message for Americans on immigration: "Wake up."
He added: "Think about what America is and vote those values."
Comey said the images of what's happening at the US-Mexico border "is a stain on this country and if there's anything good that can come from that, it will be a stirring of the giants."
He's said it before, and he still believes it -- President Trump and all he represents should be defeated at the ballot box, not by impeachment, James Comey told CNN's Anderson Cooper.
"I kinda hope there isn't an impeachment because I think it will leave us in a situation where we're kind of off the hook," Comey explained.
James Comey said he wasn't shocked when he read in the Mueller report that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders admitted that she lied to the press when she said that "countless" FBI agents had told her that they were thankful Trump had fired him.
Some background: Mueller's report confirms that Sanders simply made that claim up.
Sanders made similar claims multiple times on two different days. Yet she told Mueller's office in an interview that she merely made a "slip of the tongue."
According to Mueller's report, "she also recalled that her statement in a separate press interview that rank-and-file FBI agents had lost confidence in Comey was a comment she made 'in the heat of the moment' that was not founded on anything."
Former FBI Director James Comey told CNN's Anderson Cooper he doesn't think the outgoing deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein is a man of strong character, citing his actions around President Trump as the reason why.
"So that's what happens to so many people," Comey said. "And they end up making compromises."
Cooper clarified: So Rod Rosenstein isn't a person of strong character?
"Yeah, I don't think he is," Comey said.
James Comey wrote in the New York Times that President Trump "eats your soul in small bites," and that's why some of his advisers make "compromises" to survive their boss.
He explained to CNN's Anderson Cooper just now why he wrote that.
Comey admitted, "It has happened to me. The man lies constantly. In public you've seen it and in private it happened."