- 21 Jan 21
US lawyer James Comey was the 7th director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 2013 until his dismissal by Trump in May 2017.
In a historic week which saw Joe Biden sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, James Comey, former director of the FBI, will be speaking to Ryan Tubridy on Friday's Late Late Show.
Comey will chat to Tubridy about the impact President Biden can make, and what he thinks the future holds for the USA and for former President Donald Trump.
In September 2013, President Barack Obama appointed Comey to the position of Director of the FBI. He was later responsible for overseeing the organisation's investigation of the Hillary Clinton email controversy, making his role in the 2016 US presidential election highly controversial.
Also tomorrow evening, The Late Late Show will host a celebration of Irish traditional music with talented performers including Donny Lunny, Andy Irvine, Zoë Conway, Frankie Gavin, Louise Mulcahy, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Jim Higgins, Martin O'Connor, and Edel Fox bringing the power of trad music to viewers at home.
With the 40th anniversary of the Stardust Tragedy taking place next month on Valentine's Day, Ryan will speak to author Lisa Lawlor, who lost both of her parents in the fire that claimed 48 lives, leaving her orphaned at just 17 months old. Lisa's novel, Stardust Baby, was released this week.
Ryan will also be joined by Jeni Pim, wife of Nigel Pim who passed away on January 14th from Covid-19 at the age of 50.
The Late Late Show airs on RTÉ One this Friday, January 22nd at 9.35pm.