On Tuesday, May 8, former FBI Director James Comey sat down for a one-on-one conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Carol Leonnig. Comey discussed his new book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” and President Trump’s response to it. He also addressed why he sees the Trump presidency as a "forest fire,” his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation and his controversial firing a year ago. Comey also weighed in on his recent criticism of Trump attorney, Rudolph W. Giuliani, and responded to Giuliani's comments that the former FBI director “could be lying” to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.
On Thursday, May 31, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright sat down for a wide-ranging interview with The Washington Post's David Ignatius. Albright assessed the Trump administration's foreign policy approach, including ongoing talks with North Korean officials about a potential summit, and Russian interference in U.S. politics. She also talked about her new book, “Fascism: A Warning,” which examines the history of fascism and what she sees as its resurgence today.
On Thursday December 14, The Washington Post hosted a discussion with director Steven Spielberg and cast members of the movie, “The Post,” a drama about the newspaper’s decision to publish the Pentagon Papers in June 1971. The Washington Post’s chief film critic, Ann Hornaday, was joined on stage by Spielberg and actors Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Bob Odenkirk and Bradley Whitford to talk about the movie.
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