At a time ostensibly designed to generate angry tweets from the president, former FBI Director James Comey will speak with Amazon employees next week as part of his publications tour.
The Intercept broke the news of last night's talk and reported that it is scheduled for Monday at 10 AM in Seattle. An Amazon spokesperson confirmed the conversation and said it was part of a series of discussions at the company, known as Fishbowls. The spokesman said the company has hosted 35 authors last year.
Comey has been visiting the press circuit to publicize his new memory, A Higher Loyalty that he pointed to President Trump and called him "unattached to the truth." The tour itself has also given Comey a broad platform to continue criticizing the president, which he has used to discuss both Trump's leadership skills and the excessive length of his ties.
In recent weeks, both Comey and Amazon have been targeted by the president's tweets. This week, Trump wrote that "Slippery James Comey" was "the worst FBI director in history." Meanwhile, he spent several weeks repeatedly criticizing Amazon's relationship with the Postal Service, saying that the service has acted as the "delivery person" of the company. Trump has not yet said anything about the confluence of the two objectives, but the forecast of a tweetstorm seems high.