After leading the FBI through unprecedented times, former Director James Comey shares how his moral compass guided his decision-making and issues a clarion call for ethical leadership—no matter the circumstance.
James Comey’s mettle has been tested throughout a career committed first and foremost to serving his country. During his time at the Department of Justice, Comey confronted new threats against Americans at home and abroad, prosecuting terrorists and helping to shape the debates on the collection of information and the detention of enemy combatants in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. As head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he oversaw the federal response to mass murders in San Bernardino and Orlando, which signaled a new phase in the country’s confrontation of domestic terrorism. And in the heat of one of the most closely contested presidential elections in history, Comey made a call that he would defend before Congress as one that prioritized the interests of the country he swore to serve above all else.
When domestic and international forces sought to discredit the values that Americans treasure most, Comey was determined to lead in a way that reflected—and protected—the best of who we are as a nation. In sharing how he confronted the attempts to challenge what we hold dear, Comey will help audiences navigate ethical dilemmas when the road ahead has yet to be charted.
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