Comey to sit down for live interview with Jake Tapper

CNN host Jake Tapper will interview former FBI Director James Comey live Thursday during his show, "The Lead."

Comey’s appearance is one in a series of interviews surrounding the release of his book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies & Leadership,” which went on sale Tuesday.

Comey's first prime-time interview since being fired by President Donald Trump in May 2017 took place Sunday, when he spoke with ABC's George Stephanopoulos. Comey said, among other things, that he thought Trump was "morally unfit" to be president. Since the interview Comey has faced some backlash from critics who complained Comey seemed petty after it was revealed that he commented on Trump's appearance in the interview and in his book.

>>Comey interview transcript: Read what wasn't aired on Sunday

Some say Comey was also wrong to suggest in that interview that Trump could have obstructed justice by asking Comey to "let go" of an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

>>Trump fires back at James Comey on Twitter 

Flynn resigned from the administration about three weeks after he filled the national security adviser position. He was indicted and pleaded guilty to willfully and knowingly making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators. Mueller is looking into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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Here’s how you can watch the CNN interview.

What time: The interview is set for 4 p.m. ET.

What channel: The interview will air on CNN. According to network officials, the interview can also be seen on CNNgo and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV.

Who will be involved: It's Tapper and Comey for the hour, and it is a live interview.

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