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Trump Gives FBI’s Comey a Handshake and Hug Amid Investigations

  • No word on whether embattled director will serve 10-year term
  • ‘He’s become more famous than me,’ president says of Comey
President Donald Trump shakes hands with James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), during an Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington on Jan. 22, 2017.

President Donald Trump shakes hands with James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), during an Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington on Jan. 22, 2017.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

President Donald Trump called out embattled FBI Director James Comey on Sunday at a reception at the White House with a handshake, a bro-hug and a quip that “he’s become more famous than me.”

The surprise interaction at a Blue Room event comes amid questions over whether Trump is prepared to keep Comey on through the remainder of his 10-year term as director, which runs through 2023, or seek his resignation. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters declined to comment when asked about Trump’s plans.