James Comey has said once again, loudly, clearly, and unequivocally, that he will “never” run for president.
Asked by Savannah Guthrie on “Good Morning America” whether he’d ever consider running for office, the former FBI director said “never.”
“That was a very direct answer, very un-Washington like,” Guthrie said.
“Yeah, never – I want to say it again so my wife heard it twice,” Comey said.
Comey is on a media tour for his new book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” which details his time working under President Donald Trump, who fired him in May.
Comey discusses ethical leadership at length in the book and attacks Trump on a series of issues.
Despite Comey’s apparent lack of interest in running for office, supporters online have scoured his writing for any clues that he may one day challenge Trump.
In October, Comey tweeted a picture of himself leaving Iowa, a state with early caucuses frequented by presidential hopefuls. That and the fact that he was wearing running shoes in the picture led to some speculation that he may attempt to enter office at some point.
Watch the clip below:
“Do you think you’d ever run for president or any other political office?” –@savannahguthrie
“Never.” –James Comey pic.twitter.com/PSnT7kJHkh
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 18, 2018
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