James Comey

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Monday on First Coast Connect  we spoke with former Special Agent in Charge of Jacksonville’s FBI Field Office Jim Casey about former FBI director James Comey and Comey’s new book (01:11).

Reverend Patricia McElroy and Dr. Terri Andrews from Baptist Health told us about this week’s Faith and Mental Health conference (30:14).

We heard about Thursday’s Dining Out for Life to raise funds for AIDS research with NFAN’s Manuel Andrade and Paige Kelton and Derrick Odom from Action News (38:00).

Cole Pepper told us who the Jaguars may draft this week along with the Armada opening their season on Saturday (46:00).   

LIVE: James Comey To Testify In Senate Hearing On Russia

Jun 7, 2017
Rich Girard

Ousted FBI Director James Comey will testify Thursday before the Senate intelligence committee as part of its ongoing investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 elections.  

Comey’s testimony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

Wednesday on “First Coast Connect,” we discussed the fallout from the firing of FBI Director James Comey with international experts Ambassador Nancy Soderberg; Ed Coyle, the foreign counterintelligence representative to the Supreme Allied Command Atlantic; and the Division Chief for the Combatting Terrorism Directorate for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and Jacksonville United Nations Association Secretary Jill Dawson (1:17). Jacksonville City Councilman Matt Schellenberg (28:00) talked about the Homestead Tax Exemption ballot proposal placed on the November 2018 ballot by the state legislature. We interviewed former Supremes singer Mary Wilson and her co-star Terry Adams (37:11) about their show “Menopause the Musical,” and we heard from local author Valerie Bowman (48:32). 


Rhema Thompson

The head of one of the most powerful law enforcement agencies in the country was in town Tuesday to talk counter-terrorism, cyber-war and the new challenges in the age of social media.

  FBI Director James Comey stopped in Jacksonville as part of his tour of the country’s 56 FBI field offices.

His visit to the region was particularly timely with recent news of several Twitter threats aimed at nearby University of Florida.

Law enforcement informed students at the Gainesville campus of the threatening messages sent from 15 separate account holders from around the U.S.