The music and film festival announced Tuesday that FBI General Counsel James Baker will take Comey’s place.
Baker will be interviewed by Jeffrey Herbst, president of the Newseum, on Monday evening, during a portion of the festival that focuses on interactive technology.
Without evidence, President Donald Trump claims former President Barack Obama tapped his phones during last year’s election. Comey has privately asked the U.S. Justice Department to dispute the claims. Obama’s camp says Trump’s claims are false.
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James Comey - Speaking during a ceremony in Chelsea, Mass.
Comey became a polarizing figured during the presidential race after speaking publicly on numerous occasions about an investigation into Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s emails.